Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 09:35:10 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Thursday week The suspicion remains that it's limited to the British Isles (including the Irish Republic, of course) and Southern U.S. I don't think we've had any outliers who claim intimacy with "Xday week"; growing up in New York and living in California, Wisconsin, and New England, I've only encountered it in Britannic contexts myself and I don't think we've had other northern/midland speakers attest it, have we? Curious. ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- 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