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Old May 5 2013, 06:22 AM   #15
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Re: "Why is any object we don't understand always called a thing?"

One sense of "thing" is to express disapproval or contempt for something: "it's some Vulcan thing", the tone of which is what I suspect Bones was referring to.
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