Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 01:44:46 -0500 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: "this Thursday" Never had a prpoblem w/ "this Thursday", like Alice. But when the period is much longer, ambiguity arises. Eg, in October, Nov, even Dec. one might still want to refer to the just-passed summer as "this summer", though logically it should be "last summer"-- that tendency to stress nearness on the proximal deictic, rather than future-ness, actually seems entirely logical too, though it's a different logic! --peter patrick georgetown u. lx.