Thing, I like.
The word thing and or Thing. It can be vague, careless even and yet it has the capability to talk of some considered stuff. Yes, I also care for Stuff and or stuff. They are also all very good looking words, as is Odd.
Anyhow, what is in [a] thing? Obviously there is Thing Theory (where we learn that an object can and, under suitable circumstances, does become [a] thing).
There is Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, the Fantastic Four’s The Thing and John Carpenter’s sci-fi classic The Thing. Dinges is Riaan Cruywagen’s favourite Afrikaans word und nicht zu vergessen das Ding.
Yes, there are many many Things and things. The word’s agility, its slipperiness can be off-putting.
Things can be dangerous. And things are looking up and things are going to be alright and things are good. Barack Obama likes making and doing things… as he puts it “We built this country by making things…” and “We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things...”. (2012-05-13)