February 01, 2007

Another Question

February 10, Saturday.

How would you refer to that day? Would you call it "next Saturday," or do you say, "One week from Saturday?"

There was a bit of discussion yesterday, and everytime I said "next Saturday," I was corrected with "a week from Saturday," and told that next Saturday would be the 3rd. I say that the 3rd would be called "this Saturday."

So I guess the question is actually, is February 3 this Saturday, or next Saturday? And if you chose the latter, how often were you dropped on your head as a little idiotlet?

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 1, 2007 08:04 AM | TrackBack

I say next . . . and this . . .

Posted by: Oddybobo at February 1, 2007 08:05 AM

Same as you ... this saturday is this saturday, next saturday is next saturday and the saturday that is 7 days from next saturday is the next, next saturday.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at February 1, 2007 08:10 AM

Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Dash at February 1, 2007 10:15 AM

Feb 3 is THIS Saturday. Feb 10 would be NEXT Saturday, or, as we Southerners say it even better, "Saturday week".

Posted by: john lockard at February 1, 2007 10:34 AM

I agree with John.

Posted by: drc at February 1, 2007 10:37 AM

exactly the type of question that begs my daily visit.

the third is this saturday and next saturday. the tenth, i would say, is saturday after next.

but it's a debate everytime. can you just let me know when you settle this? send me the memo...

Posted by: shoe at February 1, 2007 12:09 PM

Ditto what Shoe said... I think...

Posted by: Richmond at February 1, 2007 12:22 PM

Why not just say "Saturday the 10th"? My first thought as to the argument at hand is Sat the 3rd is this Saturday (the Saturday of this week) and next Saturday as well, since it is THE next Saturday (as Shoe intimated) The 10th therefore would be Saturday after next, or a week from Saturday.

Posted by: K-nine at February 1, 2007 02:19 PM

What about....this coming Saturday be the 3rd, and the following Saturday be the 10th?

Posted by: leggerman at February 1, 2007 05:07 PM

Don't be scared, but I'm the same as you. Well, on this question anyway, cause I'm really not the same as you. You have shorter hair than I do, and well, you're a guy and I'm not. But on this? Yeah, I'm the same.

:-) Can I tell you how good that last shot was......

Posted by: Tammi at February 1, 2007 06:07 PM

... people are just insane.. trust me......

Posted by: Eric at February 1, 2007 08:51 PM

I say Saturday week. I had no idea that was a Southern thing...

this bright orange is burning out my retinas. Its like looking into the frickin' sun!

Posted by: Bou at February 1, 2007 09:54 PM

I say this and next. Just like you. Must be a midwest thing.

Posted by: Jerry at February 2, 2007 12:36 AM

The 3rd is THIS week, and the 10th is NEXT. Calling tomorrow NEXT saturday would be a bit retarded and anal. But, as Eric will tell ya' a little bit of anal is ok.

Posted by: Richard at February 2, 2007 03:47 PM

This Saturday is Feb 3rd, Super Bowl Eve. Next Saturday is February 10, Pro Bowl Eve. :)

Posted by: Contagion at February 2, 2007 07:47 PM

... what?... well, it IS....

Posted by: Eric at February 2, 2007 08:02 PM

The 3rd is SATURDAY, and the 10th is saturday next week.

And I have never heard of 'Saturday week.' Must be a southern thing!

Posted by: Rave at February 2, 2007 11:57 PM