Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 22:16:10 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Thursday week I guess I qualify as further south than Don Lance, or perhaps more archaic than he (though I always thought he was the more archaic), but I've always used "Monday week", "Tuesday week", etc., and like Natalie, assumed that most people readily understood it (and heard many of them say it). On the other hand, the phrase "a week Thursday" would have a totally different meaning for me; I would use it in a sentence referring to a time period which began in the past and would end on Thursday, as in "It will be a week/month/year [come] Thursday," with [come] usually elided. And I can't imagine that it is anything other than general usage to say "I saw him Wednesday two weeks ago," or "It'll be two weeks ago Wednesday that I saw him." If those are archaic maybe I should retire. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]