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Random thought for today, mainly because I realize my hopes of writing to listed every day have fallen quite flat, so I'll kick another one off with this:

What is it that people mean when they say "next Saturday?" To me, that has always meant the next Saturday, so if today is Wednesday the 5th it would mean Saturday the 8th. Recently I've encountered (more than) one person who assumed that saying "next Saturday" meant the following Saturday, i.e the 12th. That seems awfully confusing to me. If I meant the 12th, I would at the very least say "the Saturday after next." I will always use "next <whatever day>" to mean the next and upcoming "whatever day"

And while I'm at it, for crying out loud people... ALWAYS use the Oxford Comma! :)


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