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Subject:my typo in Tuft's letter From:LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 28 Feb 1994 08:53:32 -0600
I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to type the final chapter of
the thing/think thread without a mistake, and my fears were
realized. In Jennifer Tufts' letter, the third paragraph
should have read as follows:
"You've got another thing coming" probably originated
in speech with the reanalysis of the _k_ in _think_ as being
the _c_ in _coming,_ which leaves something that sounds
suspiciously like "thing coming" ("think oming" not usually
being an option in English). Since _thing_ is a much
more familiar noun than _think_, it's easy to see how
_think_ became _thing_ in some people's speech."