“Next Thursday” could mean this coming Thursday or the Thursday after. And despite the push to make oxt weekend a term for the weekend after next, even grammarians haven’t settled on what next refers to, so it’s always important to clarify with the person you’re talking to. This is part of a complete episode.

  1. Nullifidian says:

    The way we used to handle this in England (still might, for all I know), is to append the word “week” to the name of the day.

    So, if today is Tuesday the 9th, and I’m going to call you on Thursday the 18th, instead of saying I’ll call you next Thursday, which is ambiguous, I’ll say I’ll call you Thursday-week.

    This doesn’t apply to multi-day periods, like weekends. I’d just call it “the weekend after next”.

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