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susanr Colorado
02/05/14 12:48 pm

To me, it would be Feb. 14, because the 7th is THIS Friday, but it's perfectly understandable that it could be the 7th. Anyone making any sort of plans with another person really has to be more specific.

MJSeals Esq.
02/05/14 1:12 pm

This Friday is the 7th next Friday is the 14th

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
02/05/14 4:47 pm

This Friday is This Friday..

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
02/05/14 12:45 pm

A co-worker just asked for "next Friday" off. I knew what she meant, my boss misunderstood her and got pissed when I clarified. He said "bullshit, NEXT Friday means the 7th". I said "no, THIS Friday is the 7th".

bethanyq Ess Eff
02/05/14 1:37 pm

It's Wednesday, so I would call the 7th "this coming Friday." "Next Friday" sounds further off than the day after tomorrow.

MrEdwin Mystery
02/05/14 12:49 pm

Sounds like an idiot

EarlyBird Portland
02/05/14 4:24 pm

"This" Friday is the 7th. "Next" Friday is the 14th.

TheCameron UCF
02/05/14 12:50 pm

Well if my girlfriend says "what are we doing next friday?" we know she means the 14th.

DavesNotHere where am I
02/05/14 12:50 pm

What you just said.

DavesNotHere where am I
02/05/14 12:51 pm

So, you work for the postal service in Texas. Sounds like it. Sucks having to work for morons.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
02/06/14 5:06 am

Next Friday is a movie.

clearthinking Nevada
02/05/14 11:44 pm

Well "the next Friday" (plain English) is the 7th, but "Next Friday" (the idiomatic reference) is the 14th.

Wert A picture of my junk
02/05/14 1:13 pm

- Wert fires his hand up into the air to indicate he has THE answer -


CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
02/05/14 12:46 pm

(He got pissed at her for not giving him an exact date, not at me for clarifying)

jalapeno verdadero
02/06/14 12:43 am

Thanks for the reminder. That could have been disastrous.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/06/14 7:36 am

By the time SOH'rs figure this out it will be Next year.

PrinceBlake Bama Born
02/05/14 4:44 pm

This Friday is this one that's right here. Next Friday is not this one but the next one. I had this argument with my teacher in school.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/05/14 1:51 pm

It's as if I'm looking at a calendar and the word "week's" is implied but not spoken. As in this (week's) Friday or next (week's) Friday. Sunday seems trickier, but isn't. Next Sunday is the 9th, there is no "this" Sunday anymore, it's now "last".

02/06/14 6:12 pm

Some troll making this about Obama and/or Bush in four, three, two......