Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 19:30:44 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Thursday week Bob, I did not suggest that either originated the phrase. I suggested that since it had appeared twice in a British/Irish context in a short period of time and that since every other written use of it I have ever seen has been of U.K. origin (Douglas Adams' _So Long and Thanks for All the Fish_ comes to mind, as do several of Colin MacInnes' novels), that perhaps it was chiefly a Britishism. I supported it by saying that everyone *I* know (sadly, I never met your grandmother) who uses that construction had consciously picked it up from these sources. Stewart >Stewart, > >You've got a good theory, but I very much doubt that my grandmother (who >died in 1982), or many of the other senior crowd that I know, who use/s >the "Monday week" construction ever heard of Elvis Costello or The >Undertones, much less listened to their music. The term has been around >in the south for a lot longer that the past 15 or so years. Much longer. > >Bob > >On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Stewart Mason wrote: > >> 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