Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 22:16:10 -0700


Subject: Re: Thursday week

I guess I qualify as further south than Don Lance, or perhaps more archaic

than he (though I always thought he was the more archaic), but I've always

used "Monday week", "Tuesday week", etc., and like Natalie, assumed that most

people readily understood it (and heard many of them say it).

On the other hand, the phrase "a week Thursday" would have a totally

different meaning for me; I would use it in a sentence referring to a time

period which began in the past and would end on Thursday, as in "It will be

a week/month/year [come] Thursday," with [come] usually elided. And I can't

imagine that it is anything other than general usage to say "I saw him

Wednesday two weeks ago," or "It'll be two weeks ago Wednesday that I saw him."

If those are archaic maybe I should retire.

--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]