Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:18:58 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: Thursday week > "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." > i think it's likely in all of the major non-american (i.e., more closely british) varieties of english. it's standard in south africa. there's no comma in between the 2 in writing and the stress/intonation is rather like a compound. unlike kathleen (was that who it was?) i've never heard "thursday a week" from brits, south africans, or irish--it's definitely thursday-week. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA