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    Question The other day

    Hi. Does "the other day" refer to a particular day that the person I am speaking to should know which day I have on my mind?

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    Re: The other day

    No. "The other day" is meant to be vague. If the person you're talking to wants clarification, he'll ask:

    "That printer can't be out of ink already! I just put a new cartridge in the other day."

    "Really? When was this?"

    "Umm...Well, OK, now that I think about it, it was a month ago."

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    Question Re: The other day

    Then, "the other day" means exactly the same as "some other day" (in past), doesn't it?

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    Re: The other day

    Not to me- it means an unspecified but recent day, while 'some other day' would be a second unspecified day:
    I tried to do it, gave up and decided I'd try again some toher day. (here, it's a second time reference and head of the time of the inititial acction)

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