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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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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #100 on: September 14, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
It really depends on what day of the week you are talking about and there are some cases where you should not use next to refer to either one.

If on Sunday you say next Wednesday people might get confused because 3 days is right on the border (IMHO).
If on Thursday you say next Sunday (also 3 days) most people would assume the upcoming one because it is the following week.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #101 on: September 14, 2017, 07:10:47 PM »
Just Google "does next wednesday mean" if you want to really waste your time on this discussion...

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #102 on: September 14, 2017, 07:40:41 PM »
If I say "this table", that means "this" is referring to a table. Does that mean that the definition of the word "this" is "a table"? If so, how is it possible that when I say "this chair", "this" is referring to a chair? When did the table magically turn into a chair?
"This" is referring to an object (table or chair) in this case which is one of the meanings of "this". Now show me a meaning of next that means second not first.  :P
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #103 on: September 14, 2017, 07:43:01 PM »
"This" is referring to an object (table or chair) in this case which is one of the meanings of "this". Now show me a meaning of next that means second not first. 
1) I showed you above.

2) if I tell you today, "I'll pay you next Friday" what date are you expecting payment?

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #104 on: September 14, 2017, 07:43:12 PM »
"This" is referring to an object (table or chair) in this case which is one of the meanings of "this". Now show me a meaning of next that means second not first. 
If I point at a chair in front of me and say "This chair is red and the next chair is blue", the first chair is referred to as this and the second is referred to as next.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2017, 07:45:19 PM »
If I point at a chair in front of me and say "This chair is red and the next chair is blue", the first chair is referred to as this and the second is referred to as next.
Next means first chair after the red one not the second one after the red chair. Strike one!!!  :P
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #106 on: September 14, 2017, 07:49:32 PM »


Next means first chair after the red one not the second one after the red chair.

Right, exactly. Next means after the present or immediate one. Next Wednesday would be the first Wednesday after this Wednesday.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #107 on: September 14, 2017, 07:56:33 PM »

Right, exactly. Next means after the present or immediate one. Next Wednesday would be the first Wednesday after this Wednesday.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2017, 07:58:04 PM »
You are to funny. I will still give you two more chances to shoot yourself in the foot.
Still waiting for an answer

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2017, 08:04:36 PM »

Right, exactly. Next means after the present or immediate one. Next Wednesday would be the first Wednesday after this Wednesday.
Exactly. If it is Thursday the coming Wednesday is not immediate and therefore I would never refer to it as this Wednesday.
I would say "this coming Wednesday is R"H" or "next Wednesday is R"H" but not "this Wednesday is R"H".

If you need a Mashal try this one.
If you are waiting for the train and ask "when is the next train?" you mean the first train.
If there is a train in the station and you ask "when is the next train?" you mean the second one.
The difference is whether or not there is a "this" train.

Same thing here. If, and only if, there is a (proper use of) this Wednesday does next Wednesday mean the second Wednesday (on Mon. 9/12 this Wed. means 9/14 and next Wed. means 9/21).

If you use this explanation it would answer all of the questions you (of the minority opinion) have brought up.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2017, 08:08:08 PM »
Still waiting for an answer
I did answer it. Line up ten chairs left to right. Tell someone you are going to move to the chair to the right next. You are sitting in red chair (pointing in the example) and you move to the next chair, blue. You moved one chair (next) not two but it is the second chair in line. Next will be the orange chair but number three in line but still only move one.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #111 on: September 14, 2017, 08:09:37 PM »
These analogies are getting worse and worse as we go along.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2017, 08:15:05 PM »
When schedule a closing, I never ever use words like this or next. I will always say Wednesday (9/20). Because people are stupid.
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2017, 08:15:40 PM »
I did answer it. Line up ten chairs left to right. Tell someone you are going to move to the chair to the right next. You are sitting in red chair (pointing in the example) and you move to the next chair, blue. You moved one chair (next) not two but it is the second chair in line. Next will be the orange chair but number three in line but still only move one.
Wrong q.

1) I showed you above.

2) if I tell you *today*, "I'll pay you next Friday" what date are you expecting payment?

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #114 on: September 14, 2017, 08:17:17 PM »
These analogies are getting worse and worse as we go along.
How about a very simple one that happens in real life? It is Monday and I show up for the rent payment that is due that Monday. You say I don't have it but next week for sure. Which week (in how many days) do you expect the payment if he is true to his word?
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #115 on: September 14, 2017, 08:18:41 PM »
Wrong q.
Sorry.
I would say tomorrow is next Friday. I assume you mean the one after?
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #116 on: September 14, 2017, 08:19:22 PM »
Wrong q.
if I tell you today, "I'll pay you next Friday" what date are you expecting payment?
See my last reply.

Sorry. I would say tomorrow is next Friday. I assume you mean the one after?
In this case I would agree with him.

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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #117 on: September 14, 2017, 08:20:38 PM »
Sorry. I would say tomorrow is next Friday. I assume you mean the one after?
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #118 on: September 14, 2017, 08:21:16 PM »
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Re: When is Next Wednesday
« Reply #119 on: September 14, 2017, 08:49:44 PM »