Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 18:06:38 -0700
From: Kat Rose Kat.Rose[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SPOT.COLORADO.EDU
Subject: Thursday week, Thursday last
I've used Thursday week (next Thursday) and Thursday last (last Thursday)
since childhood, and I'm from the Quint Cities area in Illinois and Iowa.
My grandmother also used the terms sometimes; she was from Muscatine, IA,
raised in Dubuque. Some of her family were Tories who left the Colonies for
Canada during the American Revolution.
But I read voraciously, so I don't know whether I picked this usage up from
family, community, or books.
While I don't remember the terms being commonly used, I don't think anyone
ever had any trouble understanding what I meant.