Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 23:03:47 -0500
From: "Aaron E. Drews" drewsa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUSUN.ACC.GEORGETOWN.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)
To me, "a week Thursday" sounds like it will be next week. Then
again, I spent the past year in Scotland, where all folk talk funny anyway
I have noticed quite a few similarities between Scottish varieties
of English and Sounthern English, including VBE (or is that AAVE?). Does
anybody have any sources on this? I'm guessing it was all of the Scots
that migrated a couple of centuries ago that explains this.
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prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.