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Someone asked "If the term ‘Kurds’ was changed to ‘Curds’, then would Iran, Turkey, and Iraq allow a new country called ‘Curdistan’?" which seems like a silly question.

I jokingly wrote:

Wow!

Why didn’t it come to anyone's mind before?! very subtle point!

Is it a correct usage of "come to mind"?

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    I don't get the joke. – Mr Lister Sep 17 '17 at 17:23
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    "Why didn't anyone think of that before?" is common. – user3169 Sep 17 '17 at 19:33
  • @mr it was just a silly question. And I answered it pretending that is an excellent idea. – Ahmad Sep 18 '17 at 7:22
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Why didn’t it come to anyone's mind before?! very subtle point!

While it's not specifically wrong, it just feels off, as a native speaker.

I would expect something more like

Why didn't anyone else think of that?

"Come to mind" is often used when the speaker is trying to remember something.

The color of the tie I wore to the office party...red comes to mind, but I'm not sure.

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Be recollected, occur to one, as in A new idea just came to mind. This phrase replaced the earlier come in mind, which dates from the late 1300s. Also see BRING TO MIND; CALL TO MIND; ENTER ONE’S MIND.

American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms 2nd Ed.

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