Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 17:50:41 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Thursday week
Like Natalie, I grew up hearing people (with Southern linguistic
background) say "a week Thursday," "Thursdays a week ago," "Wednesday two
weeks ago," etc. I decided not to use these expressions, because they were
obviously old-fashoned, considering the people who used them, but why
knows? -- I might slip and say one some day.
But wait -- It was "Thursday week" that I've always thought was "normal"
US English. I don't think I've ever heard "a week Thursday" except in
a sense like "How long has SOnSo been gone?" "It will be a week Thursday."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)