Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 09:26:56 +0000

From: "E. W. Gilman" egilman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]M-W.COM

Subject: Thursday week

This has been entered without a label in Merriam-Webster dictionaries

since 1934. It can refer to either the following Thursday or to the

preceding Thursday:

...unless he got moving...he would be drawing the dole by the

following Monday week--Edna O'Brien

Last Friday week I stood in a receiving line with your brother and

sister-in-law for a good hour--Flannery O'Connor

The OED has 19th century citations from Dickens's time on.