I’ve noticed something about the English language on which it seems we have yet to come to a consensus: the phrase “next [blank]day.” Check out how ridiculous this conversation is:
“Hey, pretty girl, wanna go out next Friday?”
“Which Friday, you mean this Friday or a week from this Friday?”
“The next Friday, the Friday of next week.”
“Then no. No thanks.”
See what I mean? Unbelievable. Not only can our language be confusing, but that guy totally got the shaft.
The “next” can mean “this next coming blankday,” or “not this coming blankday, but the one after that.” My preference is the first definition–you know, the one that makes sense. I’m tired of having to figure this out every time it comes up. We need to sort this out. Someone needs to invent a new word. I mean, won’t somebody do something about all the problems?
Anyway, what’s your preference? Let’s get into a huge argument, whoever you are.