If someone asks me 'what is today?', is he asking 'what DAY is it' or 'what DATE is it'?
Heidi, if you are asked 'What's today?' say 'Friday'.
If the questioner meant 'What's the date?' he'll say 'I meant what's the date?'
Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Aug-2011 at 17:20.
Sarcastic soul that I am, if someone asked me "What is today?" I would probably say "It's the day after yesterday and the day before tomorrow". I'm helpful like that!
Thank you, Rover and emsr2d2.
Sorry, I don't think I've asked my question properly. It seems that I've seperated a question from its original meaning (?) It comes from the what-is-today.mp3 below.
- "What is today?" "That's right, it's the beginning of June."
But even Tom gives the answer to his own question 'what is today' - it's the beginning of June, I'd still like to ask, if the answer to a question is 'it's the beginning of June', is 'what is today' a good corresponding question? What else can we ask to get the respond 'it's the beginning of June'?
Where are we in the year? (I don't like this but it's the best I can do!)
What time of year is it? (Although this is more likely to elicit "It's spring/summer/autumn/winter.)