Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 13:17:39 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Thursday next, etc.
I would be interested to know whether such retrospective
constructions as "Thursday last" or "Thursday week" (meaning "a week ago
Thursday") coexist in the speech of those Southern American speakers who
have "Thursday week" in its prospective sense.
It would never enter my mind to interpret "Thursday week" as anything
other than a week from next Thursday. That's the only meaning I've ever
intended when using it.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)