Talk

Advanced search

Has DH got another think coming or have I got another thing coming???

(813 Posts)

MNHQ have commented on this thread.

NotMyRealName2015 Sun 01-Nov-15 14:56:00

I’ll clarify blush

DH and I were having a light hearted debate about who was going to sort the garden out this afternoon (there are weeds growing out of weeds, and we have guests coming this week)
DH said that if I thought he was doing it today ‘I had another thing coming’.

I pointed out the phrase was ‘another think coming’ and that he should now go and do the garden as punishment for his failure. grin
However, he is insisting I am wrong and that ‘thing’ is the right word. I say that doesn’t even make sense! What ‘thing’ is coming?? He just says ‘English doesn’t always make sense.’ (Not technically his first language but he has a British parent so has always been bilingual and is completely fluent)

MN jury needed. Who is correct??
Loser will obviously be doing the garden. Winner will sit down with coffee and biscuits, looking smug and saying 'you've missed a bit.'

honeysucklejasmine Sun 01-Nov-15 14:56:51

Sorry, its "thing"

Tangfastics Sun 01-Nov-15 14:57:19

He's right.

balletgirlmum Sun 01-Nov-15 14:57:27

It's thing.

CassieBearRawr Sun 01-Nov-15 14:57:33

Hope you've got your husbands favourite biscuits in!

balletgirlmum Sun 01-Nov-15 14:57:42

I thought your think was a typo

InvasionOfTheBodyShatners Sun 01-Nov-15 14:57:50

Think. Another think coming. That's how I say and hear it.

Tangfastics Sun 01-Nov-15 14:58:17

Enjoy your gardening!! grin

MrsAukerman Sun 01-Nov-15 14:58:39

Thing.

Duckdeamon Sun 01-Nov-15 14:58:45

Thing

Tangoandcreditcards Sun 01-Nov-15 14:58:50

Thing

Skullyton Sun 01-Nov-15 14:58:54

its thing!

seagreengirl Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:09

Whaat!!! It's "think", always has been.

ProbablyMe Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:10

It's thing - sorry!

FattyNinjaOwl Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:13

Another thing coming. Your DH is right.

VimFuego101 Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:22

Thing.

InvasionOfTheBodyShatners Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:47

grammarist.com/usage/another-think-coming/

kateclarke Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:50

I think that it is think too.

GiraffesAndButterflies Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:51

It's think.

"If you think I'm doing xyz, you've got another think coming."

balletgirlmum Sun 01-Nov-15 14:59:56

Hmmm

Maybe you are both right. grammarist.com/usage/another-think-coming/

HirplesWithHaggis Sun 01-Nov-15 15:00:02

Of course it's think. "If you think xyz, you have another think coming (because you're wrong)"

LeaveMyWingsBehindMe Sun 01-Nov-15 15:01:11

It's think. It's the last part of the response 'If you think I am doing that, you've got another think coming.'

If you replace it with thing it makes no sense at all.

appleblossomtime Sun 01-Nov-15 15:01:14

definitely think

If you think something (a) ...then ( you're wrong and ) and you've got another think (b) coming

you think A

but acytually it's B, so you have to think again.

hope the (a) and (b) makes sense!

PrettyBrightFireflies Sun 01-Nov-15 15:01:15

The guardian did an article on this last year:

www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2014/nov/18/mind-your-language-another-think

You're right, he's wrong - but, he's in the majority, these days!

Missrubyring Sun 01-Nov-15 15:01:44

Both me and DP say it's 'thing' ... sorry OP.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, quick, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Get started »