I am currently reading TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for the first time ever. I'm thirty. I never had to read it for school, so maybe that's how I escaped it so far. Not that escaping it is a good thing. I'm really enjoying the read, and loving Scout's innocent take on everything she sees. I can definitely see what made it a classic. But most importantly by far, I learned something I never knew before:
If you think that, you've got another think coming.
For all of my thirty years, I've said it like this:
If you think that, you've got another thing coming.
I just Googled this today, and found out there's a lively (and far from new) debate on which is correct. Honestly, I got confused the first time I read Harper Lee's use of think. The second time, I was like, Okay, I'm obviously missing something... And it's true. I was!
It makes far more sense for it to be think, not thing. I just find it amusing that for all of my life, I've escaped even hearing it said that way.
And now I am going to have to scour my writing for any instances where I've said thing, and think (no pun intended) about what I'm gonna do with them. :)
P.S. Speaking of reading - check my "Goals" page. I added a "books read in 2011" widget that I got from Goodreads. My new reading goal is 25 books in the year. I think I can do that easily, especially if I keep on with reading the shorter books on my shelves. Hehehe, I know that's kind of cheating. But anyway...5/25 so far! MOCKINGBIRD will be the 6th.