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Argh! Sorry but all the 'think to' posts are doing my head in...

(14 Posts)
WilfSell Fri 01-Aug-08 21:46:11

Think about, please; or in very, very few cases, think of, but surely never, ever think 'to' this, that or the other?

Rant over.

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 01-Aug-08 21:52:09

gah ! agree with you - it's 'looking to' as in ' loking to buy' that drives me demented

milge Sat 02-Aug-08 18:48:31

I was just about to start a thread on this very topic. "think to" should be banned. It sounds awful.

kittywise Sat 02-Aug-08 19:06:48

What does 'think to' mean.? It makes no sense.
Do people really say 'what do you think to this?'.
Oh I must have misunderstood, please ignore.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 02-Aug-08 19:07:19

It's perfectly valid dialect, isn't it?

<runs away>

Jux Sat 02-Aug-08 19:11:04

Unless you are sending psychic messages, in which case it's "think at" grin

WilfSell Sat 02-Aug-08 21:53:31

Is it dialect? Where? Come on pedants, explain.

Sounds awful though.

NotQuiteCockney Sun 03-Aug-08 07:15:23

It's Northern English - cite.

There are over 83 thousand examples of this phrase online.

electra Sun 03-Aug-08 08:03:27

lol I agree

WideWebWitch Mon 04-Aug-08 07:58:20

Oh me too, I was really irritated by this yesterday but managed to stop myself going and bitching on the thread in question.

GordonBrownKickingHisHeels Mon 04-Aug-08 08:06:02

i have never heard of this and would never think to use it.

Hecate Wed 06-Aug-08 22:21:41

<adds 'think to' to very long list of Things I Must Not Say'>

Hecate Wed 06-Aug-08 22:22:02

<apologises for stray '>

Hecate Wed 06-Aug-08 22:22:31

and for doing <this> instead of just typing.

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