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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
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Wednesday, Sep 27
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2017, 03:09:39 PM »
Next person that does that gets banned!! Do I have to say "the next" or do you understand?  >:( >:( >:(
We'll discuss it next Friday...
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2017, 03:11:11 PM »
We'll discuss it next Friday...
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2017, 04:46:49 PM »
Let's look at logic.  If @Yehuda57 were wrong, this would be a cut and dry/open-shut case, no confusion....but there IS confusion.  Why? I believe @Yehuda57 IS correct.  'This' is hands-down now, this week.  That means that 'next' is the following one.  When you say 'this week' versus 'next week' it is easier to understand, but when you are only saying 'next week' people get confused.  This generation has become so lax we run into problems.  I-me, their-there-they're, to-too, who-whom, was-were, etc. 

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2017, 04:48:33 PM »
Let's look at logic.  If @Yehuda57 were wrong, this would be a cut and dry/open-shut case, no confusion....but there IS confusion.  Why? I believe @Yehuda57 IS correct.  'This' is hands-down now, this week.  That means that 'next' is the following one.  When you say 'this week' versus 'next week' it is easier to understand, but when you are only saying 'next week' people get confused.  This generation has become so lax we run into problems.  I-me, their-there-they're, to-too, who-whom, was-were, etc.

Do you or anyone else think that "next Friday" means tomorrow? 
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2017, 05:08:41 PM »
When is next year?
2018 not 2019
Case closed!!!
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2017, 05:12:43 PM »
When is next year?
2018 not 2019
Case closed!!!

Let's say you were talking about the eclipse with someone the day before the eclipse, and he said, "next eclipse I'm going to travel to experience totality." Which eclipse is he talking about?

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2017, 05:17:24 PM »
When is next year?
2018 not 2019
Case closed!!!

except the Wednesday of the current week has already passed since the question was posed on Thursday. so, while i agree that we would be referring to 9/20, this particular example is not "case closed"

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #67 on: September 14, 2017, 05:17:59 PM »
This generation has become so lax we run into problems.  , their-there-they're, to-too, where-were, etc. 
Especially since they spell them wrong half the time.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2017, 05:18:52 PM »
We can go around in circles all day. Next means next not next plus one!!!
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2017, 05:21:00 PM »
If this question had been about 4/20 we'd all be in agreement.

We can go around in circles all day. Next means next not next plus one!!!

Oh, ye of unanswered questions complaints, where is the answer to my question?
Let's say you were talking about the eclipse with someone the day before the eclipse, and he said, "next eclipse I'm going to travel to experience totality." Which eclipse is he talking about?


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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2017, 05:26:50 PM »
Let's say you were talking about the eclipse with someone the day before the eclipse, and he said, "next eclipse I'm going to travel to experience totality." Which eclipse is he talking about?
He is talking about the eclipse after the one on the following day. I know that because I am smarter than him.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2017, 05:28:19 PM »
"Next" Wednesday implies the one that is next week
I don't understand why this is so complicated.

Yes, there are 4 days a week where "this Wed." and "next Wed." mean the same thing.
So there are other places where "next" is used differently? welcome to English.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #72 on: September 14, 2017, 05:29:01 PM »
He is talking about the eclipse after the one on the following day. I know that because I am smarter than him.
BUT WORDS HAVE MEANING!111111!!!!!!11!!!! NEXT MEANS THE NEXT ONE!!!!!111!!!!! OH THE HUMANITY

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #73 on: September 14, 2017, 05:31:27 PM »
except the Wednesday of the current week has already passed since the question was posed on Thursday. so, while i agree that we would be referring to 9/20, this particular example is not "case closed"

as you were.....

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #74 on: September 14, 2017, 05:32:21 PM »
BUT WORDS HAVE MEANING!111111!!!!!!11!!!! NEXT MEANS THE NEXT ONE!!!!!111!!!!! OH THE HUMANITY
It depends what the meaning of is is.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2017, 05:34:18 PM »
It depends what the meaning of is is.
There you have it in a nutshell. When you get caught you come up with stupid stuff.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2017, 05:40:15 PM »
Why is it when we are talking about days of the week it is the second one but with years it is the NEXT one?

If I say on 12/31/17 see you next year that means 2018 not 2019!!!  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2017, 05:44:26 PM »
There you have it in a nutshell. When you get caught you come up with stupid stuff.
What did I get caught with?
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2017, 05:45:29 PM »
What did I get caught with?
Not you, Bill. Talk about feeling guilty.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2017, 05:50:03 PM »
There you have it in a nutshell. When you get caught you come up with stupid stuff.

What did I get caught with?