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A "Week Or So"

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by televillian, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. televillian

    televillian Tele-Afflicted

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    how long is that? I know how long a week is. it`s that "or so" part that`s confusing me
     
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  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    "Or so" you think!
     
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  3. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    up to another week
     
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    Piece of string moment.
     
  5. Tele-friend

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    It is 7 days (or so).
     
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    Very nebulous. Similar to the Spanish manana, Cornish 'directly' or African 'Just now'.
     
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    Around 2 weeks.
     
  8. RedRhino

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    That's generally 7 to 10 days- give or take a day or so-
     
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  9. tery

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    A "week give or take" .
     
  10. JRtele

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    When I hear that I automatically translate for myself as “I’ll get this back/ you’ll get it done in 2 weeks”
     
  11. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Six months, if they don't skip the country.
     
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    Or the Welsh "I'll be there now, in a minute..."
     
  13. AAT65

    AAT65 Poster Extraordinaire

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    A guy I used to work with went to India for work to fit a radar for trials with the Indian Air Force. He got there, the plane wasn’t ready. When will to be ready for the radar fit? Oh tomorrow.
    He had a very enjoyable two weeks’ relaxing while every day the plane was going to be ready “tomorrow”.
    That’s what a week or so is... :lol:
     
  14. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Why not ask for clarification instead of accepting “a week or so” as a legitimate answer.
     
  15. BigDaddyLH

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    I met someone who was part of the "welcome wagon" for new residents of a small town in Saskatchewan. Folks would be invited over for tea at her house, say at 2 pm. Japanese visitors? Synchronise your watch! At exactly 2 pm, when the second hand swept over 12 o'clock, the door bell rung. Jamaican visitors? They'd come by a day or two later! Island time.

    So you gotta take into account who's saying "a week or so".
     
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  16. AAT65

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    Now that’s very true. Different cultures have very different attitudes to time.
    They say if there is a work meeting set for 10am and you turn up at 10am then if you’re in Japan you’ll find everyone else leaving the meeting having already made a decision. (In other parts of the world you’ll find yourself sitting all alone waiting for the others to amble in sometime — or roaming round the office reminding everyone about the meeting which was meant to start 15 minutes ago...)
     
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