Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 09:26:56 +0000 From: "E. W. Gilman" Subject: Thursday week This has been entered without a label in Merriam-Webster dictionaries since 1934. It can refer to either the following Thursday or to the preceding Thursday: ...unless he got moving...he would be drawing the dole by the following Monday week--Edna O'Brien Last Friday week I stood in a receiving line with your brother and sister-in-law for a good hour--Flannery O'Connor The OED has 19th century citations from Dickens's time on. E.W.Gilman