What Do You Thing?
So I’m in the car driving home from the #boonybin–I mean, I’m not driving since then I obviously couldn’t be typing this–but I look over and the song on the radio is “You’ve got Another Thing Coming.”
So I say to my husband, “I hate when people put that in manuscripts” (or really say that in general).
He just sort of looks at me.
I look back.
“It’s ‘You’ve got another think coming,’” I say. “And I hate when people say thing. That makes no sense. It follows something like: If you think that, you’ve got another think coming…”
So he says, “I always thought it was thing. Like if you thought you were getting a dog, but your parents are getting you a cat, you’ve got another thing coming.
“Or if you’re having a multi-course meal, and you’re full and think you can’t eat anymore, but too bad, you’ve got another thing coming.”
Now I’m the one just looking.
Are you serious???
But he was. He was totally serious.
So I went to google, the great arbiter of our times.
And holy WTFery. There’s indecision on the web about this expression. But you agree with me, right?? I mean, I’M RIGHT, RIGHT?!?!
Let me tell you right now, if you think I’m going to take this lying down, you’ve got another think coming.
Thing is not a replacement word for think. Tell me you agree in the comments. Tell me you disagree, if you dare. Let’s let this be the final word.
What do you thing?