Poll: This Weekend or Next Weekend?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ActionableMango, Oct 24, 2018.

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"Next weekend" means...

  1. 13th (red) because it is the "next coming" weekend.

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. 20th (green) because the 13th is "this weekend", and the 20th is in the "next" week on the calendar.

    23 vote(s)
    88.5%
  1. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    #1
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    You are having a conversation, which is taking place on Thursday the 11th (blue). Your friend says he is free "next weekend". Which weekend does that mean?

    Don't respond with the definition--I can look that up myself. The purpose of this poll is to see what people think.
     
  2. cam8001 macrumors newbie

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  3. LizKat macrumors 601

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    #3
    I'm with Sid. So whenever someone inquires about "next weekend" I always just ask "Do you mean this coming weekend or the one after that?" to try to get us on the same page.

    That usually works unless I'm on the phone with someone who thinks multitasking is a real thing.. in which case he's just listening for the punchline, which he figures is either "Sure, sounds great" or "Nope, can't make that one" and anything before that is like just throat clearing or asking how the kids are.

    These days it's probably harder to get messed up on this issue than back in Seinfeld's day, because more people make arrangements by texting, email or group calendaring than by having an actual phone conversation.
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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    #4
    Works for me!

    Or I may alter the question to, "Do you mean the weekend after last weekend, or its weekendishly successor?", which turns it into a linked-list problem (or a skip-list problem, under 1-day linkage).
     
  5. LizKat macrumors 601

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    #5
    I liked that thread you linked to. Enough so I tacked in something bratty.

    But on topic here: If someone even uttered the words "weekendishly successor" to me, there's no telling what might happen next.
     
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I'm backing away ... slowishly.
     
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    #7
    I usually just flip a coin. Not to determine how I'll interpret the phrase "next weekend"; it's just I've found that continuously flipping a coin and ignoring the other participant ends the conversation eventually. Eye Twitch Crazy Emoji.gif
     
  8. LizKat macrumors 601

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    #8
    Really the best way to resolve it is to use Julian date references. :eek:

    I'm bailing out now before someone hits me with a pizza pie.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #9
    Given your example, to me...

    This weekend would mean the 13th.
    Next weekend would mean the 20th.
     
  10. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    #10
    I agree with the consensus, including flipping the coin and using Julian dates (like the Eastern Orthodox do in Russia, Ukraine and Serbia), yes there are apps for that.
     
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    #11
    In danish, 'næste' (Next) is derived from 'nærmeste' (Closest), and is also defined as 'som følger umiddelbart efter i tid' (Following just after in time) or førstkommende' (First in line), så next means the 13th for me.
     
  12. Gutwrench Contributor

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    #12
    I can live with a “this weekend” v. “next weekend” discussio...just don’t get me started on how people use semi- and bi-.
     
  13. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I'm semi-interested in your semi-baked opinion on the bi-word subject.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    #14
    It depends on when in the week this question is asked.

    Put to someone on a Monday or Tuesday (or indeed on a Sunday), "next week-end" will usually mean the week end just coming, the very next week-end.

    However, by Thursday, in conversation, (and in email, but email and texts would usually have actual dates, at least they do, if I write them) I would always further clarify whether one meant this week-end just coming or the following one.
     
  15. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors G3

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    You're a sharp person.

    That's why I specified the date of the conversation. I was going to have a followup poll with the blue square moved to Monday the 8th or Tuesday the 9th.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #16
    My bigger issue is the term, "tonight at midnight", well isn't that technically tomorrow?
     
  17. Mac'nCheese Suspended

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    #17
    There is no argument. Next weekend can not mean the Saturday that is coming up. There is only one weekend per week. The week you are in ends on Saturday. Therefore, it is this weekend. Next weekend ends the next week.
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So the weekend should just be Saturday. Sunday would be the weekbeginning. :D
     
  19. Mac'nCheese Suspended

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    #19
    Sunday is the end of the weekend. I think. Damn. Now I’m dizzy.
     
  20. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Better take Friday off. And Monday, too. Just in case.
     
  21. decafjava macrumors 68030

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  22. Huntn macrumors P6

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    #22
    I voted for this weekend, because it’s part of the current week, which is this week, therefore this weekend. Accordingly, next week, and next weekend. Although this might not technically correct, I consider Monday the first day of the week.
     
  23. Mac'nCheese Suspended

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  24. D.T. macrumors G3

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    #24
    How is this even debatable, I once shived a guy in prison for saying otherwise ...
     
  25. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    You said it yourself, this weekend cannot be the next. This saturday is this weekend, next saturday is next weekend. So the answer is next saturday.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 26, 2018 ---
    Shouldn't saturday night before mid-night be the end of the week-end? Sunday cannot be the end of the weekend because it's no longer the same week, right? :confused:
     

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