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kneeshooter
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This is this and next is next?
This weekend looks pretty full, and next weekend I shall likely mostly be in London. They make sense together, but what about when taken in isolation?

Poll #504287 Time after time

This weekend is...

The most immediate weekend in the future
40(93.0%)
The previous weekend
0(0.0%)
A random weekend
0(0.0%)
Who cares, it's a break!
3(7.0%)

Next weekend is...

The most immediate weekend in the future
6(14.0%)
Not the weekend in the immediate future, but the one following that
22(51.2%)
Either of the above
9(20.9%)
A random weekend in the future
0(0.0%)
Go do some work!
6(14.0%)
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deeply_spurious From: deeply_spurious Date: June 1st, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Depends what day of the week it is. If it is a Thurs or a Fri then 'next weekend' = not the weekend in the immediate future but the one after that... If it is a Monday, then 'next weekend' could be the one in the immediate future...

Clear as mud?
sixtine From: sixtine Date: June 2nd, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It has amused me much that someone with your username gave this answer :-)
caddyman From: caddyman Date: June 1st, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

The profundities of time

"This weekend" ia the nearest in time to the day you're in. On a Wednesday, the phrase has no meaning, it's either 'next weekend' or 'last weekend' depending upon which you're referring to. Tomorrow, next weekend will be this weekend.
boglin From: boglin Date: June 1st, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
For me, it depends on where you are in the week. If on Sunday, someone refers to this weekend I presume the mean the one we're still in. Otherwise that was last weekend.

Next weekend only mean the weekend after the next one if used in the context you've used it in, otherwise it means the most immediate one IMO.
From: snow_cvrd_heart Date: June 1st, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
what yah doing this weekend.. awww gawwwwnnnn
irdm From: irdm Date: June 1st, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
You don't have my choices

"This w/e" - the nearest one to now, so on Mon & Tues it is the previous, on Thurs & Fri it is the one coming. Wednes may well not have a valid "this".
If in doubt specify as in "this w/e just gone" or this w/e coming"

Last and Next kinda fall into the same scheme.
On a Monday, I'd probabaly use "last w/e just gone" to meen the w/e before the one that was a day ago.

Is Friday in the w/e ?
irdm From: irdm Date: June 1st, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hah! - not having done the quiz before posting, I now see all the other replies saying much as me !!
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: June 1st, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it depends how close you are to the previous weekend.

On a Monday, this weekend is probably the one just gone, and next weekend is the one following, but on a Friday, this weekend is tomorrow and next weekend is in a week's time.

Shades of grey in between.
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caddyman From: caddyman Date: June 1st, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
But to ask, on a Monday morning, what someone did 'last weekend' as opposed to 'this weekend' is wrong.
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caddyman From: caddyman Date: June 1st, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I disagree. The usage would more likely be "what did you do at the weekend?" or "What did you do this weekend?". The clarity is provided by the tense of the sentence.

If, on a Monday morning, you asked someone what they will be doing "this weekend", they are likely to look at you and ask if you mean "next weekend", because in their context, 'this weekend' is your 'last weekend'.

Or something.

Damn that Ser White.

sparksoflight From: sparksoflight Date: June 1st, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where's the buttons for "This weekend is not really a weekend for it shall be spent revising Jane Austen" and "Next weekend is freedom epitomised"? :D
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: June 1st, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
There there. That's your own special little poll :-P
anemic From: anemic Date: June 1st, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

hello. i saw your pictures in the westmidsgigs comm, & very good they are too, i was just wondering how you managed to get your camera in without them complaining, or do you have some sort of photo pass?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: June 1st, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a pass. It's the only way to fly :-)

From your journal you seem keen yourself - doesn't Bar Academy really suck as a venue... especially for photographers.
anemic From: anemic Date: June 1st, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

ah, those were from the academy 2! which isnt too bad at all. how do you get a pass!? i suppose you have to be really important and suchlike :p the reason im asking is because i got a new camera today, and i think it's too big to hide! :S
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: June 1st, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
CA2 is pretty bad too. The way to get a pass is to ask for one - talk to the record company/band pr/... and be nice.

What camera have you got now?
anemic From: anemic Date: June 1st, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

hmmmm i might try that! the academy two is lovely, and really intimate, i love it. the main bit is too big and that sticky floor is annoying. i have a fuji s5000 now.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: June 1st, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't like the Red light they always seem to use in CA2. I see what you mean about not being so easy to hide that camera - still easier than mine as I have backpack full of gear for most gigs :-)
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