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#113924 - 10/21/03 09:41 AM Re: A lasting impression
Jackie Offline

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Hoo boy, I didn't know I'd start a debate--what fun! Let me try to make myself perfectly clearer...where I would say, for ex., "I ate a chip butty (hi, Dody!) every day [last week], [last month], [or last year]", would you-all ever say, "I ate a chip butty every day [week last], [month last], or [year last]."?


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#113925 - 10/21/03 10:57 AM Re: A lasting impression
dasrex Offline
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Registered: 09/05/03
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Loc: beaverville
Britspeakers should learn to speak "english":)



(that was a joke dont't get mad)


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#113926 - 10/21/03 10:59 AM Re: A lasting impression
dasrex Offline
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What did friday last?


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#113927 - 10/21/03 12:43 PM Re: A lasting impression
Alex Williams Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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Who did Wednesday last? /naughty Addams Family reference


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#113928 - 10/21/03 12:57 PM Re: A lasting impression
dodyskin Offline
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Registered: 04/24/02
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Loc: manchester uk
would you-all ever say, "I ate a chip butty every day [week last], [month last], or [year last]."?

sorry, i thought bingley took care of that. the answer is

no



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#113929 - 10/21/03 04:27 PM Re: A lasting impression
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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boy, this has been a really big shoe!

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#113930 - 10/21/03 05:52 PM Re: A lasting impression
maverick Offline
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> big shoe!

and Jackie won't have heard the last of it until we've all got our tongue around it...

my sole response is matching Bingley...

and my second part (heelo F!) is that it's predominantly a Northern saying.


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#113931 - 10/21/03 08:50 PM Re: A lasting impression
Bingley Offline
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In reply to:

if it was Monday you would say Tuesday-coming for the next day and Tuesday-next for Tuesday next week.


I would say tomorrow for the next day, and tomorrow week for 8 days' time.

If today is Weds. 22nd and I want to refer to Sunday 26, for clarity's sake I would say 'this coming Sunday', and if I wanted to refer to Sunday 2nd, I would say 'Sunday week'.

Bingley

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#113932 - 10/21/03 09:27 PM "Why can't the English..."
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Loc: Worcester, MA
What did friday last?

You did mean how long did friday last?
(not to be confused with how long is a chinaman)


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#113933 - 10/22/03 06:53 PM Re: and the other shoe
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Today is Wed the 22nd. Does "this Fri" mean the 24th or the 31st (or the 17th), and what about "next Fri", "Fri next" and "Fri coming"?
When you answer do give your continent as well just for interest.
I know this is similar to Dody's post but I'm not sure who from where answered what.


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