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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
78 (85.7%)
Wednesday, Sep 27
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When is Next Wednesday
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:54:49 AM »
Please vote:

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

1) Wednesday, Sep 20
2) Wednesday, Sep 27


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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 10:58:05 AM »
I bet some idiot will say 9/27 but not me.  :)
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 11:00:19 AM »
I bet some idiot will say 9/27 but not me.  :)

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 11:08:48 AM »
I bet some idiot will say 9/27 but not me:)
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 11:10:51 AM »
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 #5 on: September 14, 2017, 11:15:20 AM »
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?

"The next" and "next" are different.

The next Wednesday is the the very next Wednesday we will have, which is Sep 20. "Next" Wednesday is the Wednesday after this Wednesday, which is Sep 27.

IOW, This Wednesday, and the next Wednesday are the same day - Sep 20.
Next Wednesday is Sep 27.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 11:19:05 AM »
Please vote:

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

1) Wednesday, Sep 20
2) Wednesday, Sep 27

#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 #7 on: September 14, 2017, 11:20:15 AM »
#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 #8 on: September 14, 2017, 11:22:46 AM »
#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 #9 on: September 14, 2017, 11:38:08 AM »
I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW WRONG YA'LL ARE.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 11:40:47 AM »
I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW WRONG YA'LL ARE.
When is this Wednesday? Is it the same date as next Wednesday?
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 11:44:53 AM »
#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 #12 on: September 14, 2017, 11:59:40 AM »
When is this Wednesday? Is it the same date as next Wednesday?

No. This Wednesday is this coming up Wednesday, Sep 20. Next Wednesday is the one after that.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 12:11:09 PM »
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
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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?
Feelings don't care about your facts

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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.