Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 12:27:25 -0500
From: Stewart Mason masons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU
Subject: Re: Thursday week
One of my students forwarded this query to me from a friend of his at
another university. Suggestions?
"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."
Craig has issued a challenge to me to find out the origin of this
phrase--you know how I rise to meet a challenge!! Where do you think I
should begin my quest?"
The first cite I can think off the top of my head is that Elvis Costello and
the Attractions and The Undertones (bands from Liverpool/London and Derry,
Northern Ireland, respectively) both released songs called "Wednesday Week"
in 1980. This leads me to believe that it's primarily a U.K.
phrase--everyone I know in the U.S. who has used this phrase has nicked it
off one of these records.
Stewart Allensworth Mason
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