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]