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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: You’ve got another think coming.

Think again. Any wordsmith think tank would cringe to hear this fractured phrasing. Sure, it’s used plenty, but that doesn’t make it right.

OK, so maybe folks who say, “You’ve got another think coming,” think we should think about other things. It’s kind of a comeuppance, somewhat like saying, "You're way off-base there." But it’s not exactly correct.

“Think” is not a noun. It’s a verb. It’s an action word, even though thinking seems like a more passive activity. As a verb, how can “think” be something you’ve got coming?

Come to think of it, if we really get picky, we’ve also got a problem with “got.” (See what I did there?)

Please, just think about it.

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