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“Another Thing” vs. “Another Think”


In reference to this post, several e-mails along these lines:

Subject: Isn’t it “another think”?

Rather than “another thing”? Basically to contrast with the first conditional clause, i.e., “if the xxx think yyy, they’ve got another think comin’!”

Answer, provided by another e-mailer:

Subject: You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

Who knew Harry Reid was fan of Judas Priest?

It turns out that this is an example of an eggcorn. I had no idea.


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