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Re: Googlization?

Posted by TheFallen on October 12, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Googlization? posted by Bruce Kahl on October 12, 2002

: : : I don't get that... when I Googled both "got another thing coming" and "got another think coming", the results were 6,640 to 1,830 in favour of the erroneous "thing". Mind you, I didn't think (thing?) to filter out the influence of Judas Priest, a thing (think?) that my parents spent some time also trying futilely to do.

: : You who have Googled: Did the count include passages like "Watson, we know the culprit lost one black glove at the crime scene. Where could he have got another? Think! Coming back to his residence, perhaps? Eh?" or "I was going to see a movie today, but I've got another thing coming up at 2:00."

: I have not looked at all the hits but a random look gives me the impression that the phrase has been targeted.
: I never ever heard "think" used here on the East Coast of the US of A until this week on this board.
: It seems so alien to use "think" and I think the universe, as defined by Google et al, agrees.
: How's that for some type of centrism?

: Here are my results with links:

: "you've got another thing coming"

: Searched the web for "you've got another thing coming". Results 1 - 10 of about 3,820. Search took 0.06 seconds

: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22you%27ve+got+another+thing+coming%22&btnG=Google+Search

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: "you've got another think coming"
: Searched the web for "you've got another think coming". Results 1 - 10 of about 1,010. Search took 0.17 seconds

: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22you%27ve+got+another+think+coming%22&btnG=Google+Search

: "you've got another thing coming" -judas

: Searched the web for "you've got another thing coming" -judas. Results 1 - 10 of about 2,610. Search took 0.29 seconds.

: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22you%27ve+got+another+thing+coming%22+-judas&btnG=Google+Search

My Googling researches did not include the pronoun - I omitted the "you've", "he's" "they've" or whatever - hence the higher numbers.