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Topic: Is Monday the 29th of January 2007...
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 22, 2007 02:29PM)
This Monday or next Monday?
Message: Posted by: CJRichard (Jan 22, 2007 02:32PM)
This Monday is today, January 22. Next Monday is January 29. Last Monday was the 15th.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 22, 2007 02:37PM)
I agree.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 22, 2007 02:38PM)
Thanks CJ, that's how I see it. But I know other peole say it differently. I should have included the reason I asked. In this thread the question came up, so I thought I'd post the question here to see if we could come to a concensus.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=194352&forum=32&14
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 22, 2007 02:39PM)
Last week I thought differently. In politics, I'd be considered a flip-flopper.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 22, 2007 02:41PM)
I know I'll think differently next week as well.
Message: Posted by: thoughtsexplorer (Jan 22, 2007 02:45PM)
How about saying "coming monday"?
(come on, no sexistic answers please! but it would clear anything)
Message: Posted by: thegreatsantani (Jan 22, 2007 09:00PM)
After today will the 29th be this monday or next?

Just curious

TGS
Message: Posted by: CJRichard (Jan 22, 2007 09:07PM)
I tend to think of "this" as being during the current week. On Wednesday the 25th, I would likely say "It happened this Monday" when talking about the 22nd.

If there were to be any question about exactly which Monday I meant, I would include the actual date.

As a history buff, I hate finding undated newspaper clippings that say things like "President Roosevelt was in Fairhaven last Thursday and visited with family at the Delano house on Walnut Street."
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 22, 2007 09:27PM)
I can actually see it with either meaning based on the context. i.e "What did you do this Monday?" and "What are you going to do this Monday?" refer to two different days.

If on Tuesday, I was asked what day [b]is[/b] this Monday, I would answer the date 6 days later.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 23, 2007 08:07AM)
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On 2007-01-22 22:00, thegreatsantani wrote:
After today will the 29th be this monday or next?
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I would still say next.

But it's intresting if you consider the context as Josh says. To me "next" always means the next day in question on the calender. But "this" can be modified. I could change Joshs sentences to read; What are you going to do this upcoming Monday? OR What did you do this past Monday? Either of which would be correct, I think.
Message: Posted by: thegreatsantani (Jan 23, 2007 10:06AM)
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On 2007-01-23 09:07, Vandy Grift wrote:
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On 2007-01-22 22:00, thegreatsantani wrote:
After today will the 29th be this monday or next?
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I would still say next.

But it's intresting if you consider the context as Josh says. To me "next" always means the next day in question on the calender. But "this" can be modified. I could change Joshs sentences to read; What are you going to do this upcoming Monday? OR What did you do this past Monday? Either of which would be correct, I think.
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I agree it is in context, however what if it was Sunday the 28th, would you then say this or next, maybe it is a "time" issue. Me and my wife debate this all the time.


See you NEXT time...maybe THIS Monday


TGS
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 23, 2007 10:14AM)
LOL! I know, I've had this discussion before as well. Never did figure out which was technically correct. Maybe it's fine either way.

If it was Sunday the 28h, honestly, I'd probably say this Monday. Which goes against what I've already stated. So I'm all screwed up.

This is nothing against you TSG, it was just your post in the Superbowl thread that made me think of it again.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Jan 23, 2007 10:43AM)
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On 2007-01-23 11:14, Vandy Grift wrote:

If it was Sunday the 28h, honestly, I'd probably say this Monday. Which goes against what I've already stated. So I'm all screwed up.

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Actually, if it was Sunday the 28th, I'd say "tomorrow"...
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 23, 2007 12:51PM)
I hear an expression here in the South: "Monday week."

This would refer not to the Monday that we will next encounter by the calendar, but the following Monday.

Strangely enough, it works for other days of the week, as well.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 23, 2007 01:53PM)
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On 2007-01-23 11:43, amosmc wrote:

Actually, if it was Sunday the 28th, I'd say "tomorrow"...
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By the same token I could say the 31st of January is "eight days from today"

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On 2007-01-23 13:51, Michael Baker wrote:
I hear an expression here in the South: "Monday week."
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Oh great, something else to confuse the helloutta me.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 23, 2007 01:56PM)
Then there's "Monday once removed".
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 23, 2007 02:00PM)
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On 2007-01-23 14:56, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
Then there's "Monday once removed".
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Then there's "shut up".