Re: think ..uh... thing coming (Regional)

Subject: Re: think ..uh... thing coming (Regional)
From: "Charles P. Campbell" <cpc -at- PRISM -dot- NMT -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 1994 15:51:27 MST

Sue Stewart wonders about OED on think/thing. Somebody has already
noted attestation of _think_ as substantive from _Tait's Magazine_,
occuring in "We lie down yonder . . . and have time for our ain
think." (1834)

I like this one, might stand as an epitaph for this thread:

"A thing must be a think before it be a thing." --G. MacDonald,
_Home Again IV_, 1887.

Looks to be of Scots origin.

cpc -at- nmt -dot- edu

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