Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 11:50:56 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: Thursday week

On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Kathleen M. O'Neill wrote:

Bethany spake thusly:

"Do you know the expression "Thursday, week" (or it could be any proper name

of any weekday, "week")? In case you don't know the phrase, it means "a

week from this coming Thursday."

My British and Irish friends all use

"Thursday, a week" with the meaning

you describe.

When I first moved to Durham in 1967, an older friend from Charlston, SC,

used "Thursday week" = 'a week from Thursday' nd eplained that it was

aristocrsaqtic Charlestonian. He is quite an anglophile, however.