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Separated by a common language (Brit-speak question)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soulgeezer, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. kubiakl

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    I heard "Wednesday (or whatever day) week" plenty growing up in Texas. Makes more sense to me than "next Wednesday" - the next Wednesday occurring would be the one that's coming up next, not the one a week from that, right? But anyway.

    Based on what I've read here so far "Wednesday week" is common in Britain and the Southern states. Wonder how that came to be. Tried a little searching but all I found were threads similar to this.
     
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    Come again?
     
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    I don’t think what Jeremy Hardy does is really singing...
     
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    This piece of paper has stopped
     
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    Are you some kind of heathen?
     
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    The different regional nuances work their way into the music. The Jam and the Kinks have very English theme's in their music. Southern rock bands and CCR have distinctly American themes. Crowded House and Paul Kelley bring some themes from down under to the party.
     
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    Ah, but the point I was making was that it always refers to possession and never plural. Contraction wasn't mentioned :D
     
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    Thousands of grocer's would, of course, disagree with you.
     
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    When I was at school, I sat an English Language exam and, no word of a lie, the outer cover of the exam paper we received started off something like "Candidate's must not have any of the following on their desk......".

    Three of us just cracked up laughing - probably more out of nervousness than anything - but the irony was not lost.
     
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