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Today is Thursday, Sept 14. If I say "Next Wednesday" what day would you think I am referring to?

Wednesday, Sep 20
58 (89.2%)
Wednesday, Sep 27
7 (10.8%)

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 12:11:44 PM »
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 12:15:54 PM »
#1.

But if you asked me again on Monday Sept 18th, then my answer would be #2

"Next" Wednesday implies the one that is next week
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 12:18:16 PM »
No. This Wednesday is this coming up Wednesday, Sep 20. Next Wednesday is the one after that.
Okay. now that we know which of the 2 you are disagreeing about it seems that most here are considering "next Wed" to mean next week Wed and are considering each week separately. Hence the difference between which week you are in. I think this is the way most people speak. This would also be a difference between days and this case.

I just got into this arguments over traffic lights. If I'm halfway down a block, is the "next light" the one .5 blocks down or 1.5 blocks down?
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 12:21:08 PM »
Learn when to concede.. :P

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 12:24:00 PM »
Okay. now that we know which of the 2 you are disagreeing about it seems that most here are considering "next Wed" to mean next week Wed and are considering each week separately. Hence the difference between which week you are in. I think this is the way most people speak. This would also be a difference between days and this case.

Next week is the week coming up after this week. So is next Wednesday.

Everyone agrees that this Wednesday is Erev Rosh Hashana, right? So next Wednesday IS OBVIOUSLY THE ONE AFTER THAT.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 12:26:11 PM »
What is the absolute next Wednesday that appears on the calendar?

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2017, 12:30:01 PM »
As a white African born American, Jewish, frum, Chassidic, Chabad, child of a mixed FFB-BT marriage, I'm used to being in the minority and EVERYONE ELSE BEING STONE COLD WRONG.
Taruvos explains it all. 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

(Seriously though this isn't a grammatical debate, it's a common use debate, so if most people use it one way you can't argue that they are wrong, because the debate is about what most people do...)
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 12:31:28 PM »
What is the absolute next Wednesday that appears on the calendar?

See above, THE next Wednesday is not next Wednesday
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 12:35:18 PM »
See above, THE next Wednesday is not next Wednesday
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 12:47:21 PM »
(Seriously though this isn't a grammatical debate, it's a common use debate, so if most people use it one way you can't argue that they are wrong, because the debate is about what most people do...)
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 12:47:55 PM »
I WILL NEVER CONCEDE BECAUSE I AM RIGHT AND YOU ARE ALL WRONG.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2017, 12:54:20 PM »
how is this one gonna turn religious? ;D

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2017, 12:54:55 PM »
I WILL NEVER CONCEDE BECAUSE I AM RIGHT AND YOU ARE ALL WRONG.

Good luck arranging meetings etc.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2017, 12:55:39 PM »
how is this one gonna turn religious? ;D
Give me time.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2017, 12:58:49 PM »
how is this one gonna turn religious? ;D
well we can start here :)
Everyone agrees that this Wednesday is Erev Rosh Hashana, right?