Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 22:16:10 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
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]ccit.arizona.edu)