I didn't know I'd be starting a war of the words with that question
Kuildeous wrote:I'm one of those that uses "next Friday" to mean the Friday of next week. It is semantically not true, but it's how I grew up. I need to avoid that confusion by simply saying "Friday of next week."
But if that bothers you, then it'll surely bother you to know that there is a group of people who refers to bimonthly as "every 2 months" and another group who refers to it as "twice a month."
I didn't mean to offend anyone or be pedantic in any way. I'm sorry if I did. My confusion about that "next" made me interpret the rules incorrectly and made life harder for my players. But that's on me. And it seems I'm the only one who didn't get it right so... :shrug:. It's no big deal, and I'm grateful to everyone for making it clearer.
Kuildeous wrote:I have a very strong opinion on that, but that doesn't stop the people who are using it wrong.
TorgHacker wrote:Yesterday I learned that other languages have actual central authorities on the use and words of the language.
And I certainly don't consider myself as some kind of authority on language (but I do have a strong opinion on the futility of the Académie Française). Quite the contrary: diversity and spontaneity are what makes languages interesting.
utsukushi wrote:and take a semipartisan view. I'll give you all until next Saturday.
See you tomorrow then. Or maybe "sometime next week"