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Why isn't it ..'another thought coming' ?

Well, it could be "If you thought that, you have another thought coming." That's not the way it is, though.
MWCD10:
Main Entry: 2think
Function: noun
an act of thinking
Anyway, people do their thing. Unthinkingly, sometimes.
Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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Why isn't it ..'another thought coming' ?

Cos it's a verb not a noun.
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My conclusion is that, like most wives of some long ... when I told her I didn't like whole wheat bread.

I've had a very similar experience. It's even worse when I tell something to my wife, and she sort of ... miles away, and I had to say, "Dad, listen, please." That brought him around, but he didn't mind it, though.

This must be a common problem. My wife used to accuse me all the time of "not listening to her" and now she's doing it to me. The solution is to get the other person's attention before you start asking a question or telling them something. If someone is engrossed in a book, TV show, or newsgroup and you walk into the room already blabbing, you can't blame them for missing at least the first few words of what you say.

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Why isn't it ..'another thought coming' ?

Cos it's a verb not a noun.

Eh? It's a noun. A think. See a dictionary, or my other post in this thread where I quote one.

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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I've had a very similar experience. It's even worse when ... That brought him around, but he didn't mind it, though.

This must be a common problem. My wife used to accuse me all the time of "not listening to her" ... the room already blabbing, you can't blame them for missing at least the first few words of what you say.

That can be tricky. I find that if I say "Let's go visit the grandchildren." or "Let's eat out tonight" that I have her attention. I can sometimes keep her attention long enough to add "And, on the way, let's pick up some regular bread because I don't like whole wheat bread."
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My wife used to accuse me all the time ... at least the first few words of what you say.

That can be tricky. I find that if I say "Let's go visit the grandchildren." or "Let's eat out tonight" ... enough to add "And, on the way, let's pick up some regular bread because I don't like whole wheat bread."

Yeah, but let it be something unflattering you mutter under your breath it gets through as if you had made a cymbal crash. Not a thing gets lost. Weird.

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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That can be tricky. I find that if I say "Let's go visit the grandchildren." or "Let's eat out tonight" ... enough to add "And, on the way, let's pick up some regular bread because I don't like whole wheat bread."

Coop, maybe the problem is that you and Mrs. Coop have different bread definitions. What's "regular bread"? Whole wheat bread is in opposition to "white bread", in my book. As for what's "regular" in bread, that depends on the context. Sometimes what's regular might be rye bread. Sometimes it might be Italian bread. Sometimes it might even be pumpernickel. I think your instincts are right, though whole wheat bread is never regular.

Steny '08!
Coop, maybe the problem is that you and Mrs. Coop have different bread definitions. What's "regular bread"? Whole wheat bread ... my book. As for what's "regular" in bread, that depends on the context. Sometimes what's regular might be rye bread.

Rye bread and different types of (dark brown) mixed flour breads - all containing rye to various degrees - have traditionally been very popular around here where I live, and continue being so. Effectively, brown bread is considered your run-of-the-mill "regular" normal bread whereas white bread is something sinful you might only buy occasionally - but not too often, since it has always been thought of as "unhealthy".
This is a completely reversed way of thinking than in many other countries where white bread is the norm, and rye bread - or mixed flour bread, or whole wheat bread - is seen as some sort of special health food. (It's a cultural thing. Once you cross the Gulf of Bothnia and end up in Sweden they already eat a whole lot more white bread than we do here.)
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As a final note, in order not to leave the false impression that Finland is all about health food, we do bake some juicy white bread, too:

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Rye bread and different types of (dark brown) mixed flour breads - all containing rye to various degrees - have ... sinful you might only buy occasionally - but not too often, since it has always been thought of as "unhealthy".

Yes. I grew up with white bread being served only on Sundays.
Skitt (AUE's token Latvian)
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