Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 12:27:25 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Thursday week >One of my students forwarded this query to me from a friend of his at >another university. Suggestions? > >"Do you know the expression "Thursday, week" (or it could be any proper name >of any weekday, "week")? In case you don't know the phrase, it means "a >week from this coming Thursday." > >Craig has issued a challenge to me to find out the origin of this >phrase--you know how I rise to meet a challenge!! Where do you think I >should begin my quest?" The first cite I can think off the top of my head is that Elvis Costello and the Attractions and The Undertones (bands from Liverpool/London and Derry, Northern Ireland, respectively) both released songs called "Wednesday Week" in 1980. This leads me to believe that it's primarily a U.K. phrase--everyone I know in the U.S. who has used this phrase has nicked it off one of these records. Stewart ______________________________________ Stewart Allensworth Mason Technical Editor, Access Innovations, Inc. Albuquerque NM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Current screen saver phrase: "I'm still here, Happer..." ***MORE COOL WORDS*** 1. Dromedary 2. Pinking 3. Tallywhacker 4. Zombie 5. Bombazine