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Old May 4 2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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Re: "Why is any object we don't understand always called a thing?"

Using the word thing could suggest a belief that the referred-to object might cause problems. I always thought that that prejudice was what McCoy was objecting to.

Also, cf The Thing from Another World.
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