When somebody says "next Monday", does it mean the monday immediately due or the one after that?
Lets say on Wednesday the 3rd, i say "next monday" ; will it mean the monday of 8th or the Monday of 15th??
Let's take Wednesday and assume that today is Monday.
"Next Wednesday" can mean in two days time, or nine days time. This is because some people use "next Wednesday" to mean "Wednesday of next week".
The closer the day is, the more ambiguous "next" becomes. If it's Monday night, "next Tuesday" probably means "Tuesday next week" rather than tomorrow.
[it's Wednesday 3rd]
This Monday I'm going sailing, and next Monday I'm going canoeing.
Today is Thursday. I call next Friday tomorrow (the 29th); Anglika calls next Friday the 5th, and engee calls next Friday the 12th.
That's why I always confirm the date when I'm making appointments.
PS: I dare not ask what date people would call last Wednesday!
Last edited by Raymott; 28-Aug-2008 at 00:04. Reason: Add PS