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    #1

    Saturday week

    Hi,

    I saw the words "Saturday next" and " Saturday week" on the internet but could find where. So I cannot give you any references. My question is: do you have those two usages? If yes, what does it refer to? For example,

    - I will see you Saturday week.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Saturday week

    To me, 'Saturday next' means just that: the next Saturday that comes (later this week).

    'Saturday week' or 'a week on Saturday' means not Saturday this week, but Saturday next week.

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    #3

    Re: Saturday week

    Today is Tuesday, August 25th. Saturday next/next Saturday is August 29th. Saturday week is September 5th.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Saturday week

    I don't know "Saturday week."

    "A week from Saturday" I understand.

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    #5

    Re: Saturday week

    I've heard 'Saturday next', although it's extremely rare in AmE. 'Saturday week' I've never heard.

    Perhaps it's exclusive to BrE?

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    #6

    Re: Saturday week

    We also have, though less commonly, 'Saturday fortnight' - two weeks from this coming Saturday.

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    #7

    Re: Saturday week

    Or "two weeks [on] Saturday".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Saturday week

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I've heard 'Saturday next', although it's extremely rare in AmE. 'Saturday week' I've never heard.

    Perhaps it's exclusive to BrE?
    I think it is.

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    #9

    Re: Saturday week

    I think we'd need some speakers of other varieties to confirm they don't use it before we can say it's exclusively BrE. All we know so far is that it's not AmE.

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    #10

    Re: Saturday week

    Indeed. We say "Saturday week" in AusE. Therefore, either 1) it is not exclusive to British English, or 2) there are only two varieties of English. 2 is easier to discuss and deal with as a rule, but 1 is more consistent with reality. Naturally, I prefer 1, though I do understand the utility of the convenient fiction that a usage is either BrE or AmE.

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