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Another thing/k coming

Posted by Jake on October 31, 2001

Is it "You've got another thing coming" or "You've got another think coming"?

Both make sense, but "think" should obviously be "thought," so if that's correct, then the phrase is a misuse of the English language so I'd guess it has southern origins (I'm from the South, so don't get mad!).

I heard "thing" first and would guess that's right, except that about 80% of the instances I've heard seem to be (sometimes it's not completely intelligible) "think."

Thanks for your help.