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    Now, there is a thoought

    I read a joke on the net, following which someone commented 'Now, there is a thought.'
    Is it equivalent to saying 'Good thinking'?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Now, there is a thoought

    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorse View Post
    I read a joke on the net, following which someone commented 'Now, there is a thought.'
    Is it equivalent to saying 'Good thinking'?
    Thanks.
    You could use it to mean the same thing, but normally the first phrase has a slightly wider meaning of something which had not occured to you and perhaps is a surprise. Not a huge difference however.

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    Re: Now, there is a thoought

    Yes; "now there's a thought!" suggests "that's something I had never thought of before, and which is a good or interesting or startling idea".

    After a joke, it's usually humorous or ironic. Elsewhere, it's often (but not always) serious.

    MrP

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