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Author Topic: Which summer is it, anyway?  (Read 216 times)

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Which summer is it, anyway?
« on: May 09, 2017, 06:43:09 PM »

Speaking of Mexican food, when I come visit Xerxes we're going on a food tour of California; so be ready for that
When are you trying to come out here? We need to get this food agenda developing.

I probably don't have the bandwidth for another existential crisis road trip until next summer. This last year has been pretty nuts
Summer 2017 IS the next summer. Just do both summers.

So I saw this in the Food Forum, and I thought it deserved its own topic.

Is Summer 2017 NEXT summer or THIS summer... or both?

How do you refer to events like that (like, say it's Tuesday and you want to talk about the Friday that is upcoming. Do you say "next Friday", "this Friday", or something else)?
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 06:57:09 PM »

I call the upcoming one (week, summer, etc) "this" but it's apparently a regional thing.

Saturday, 13-May is "This Saturday."
Saturday, 20-May is "Next Saturday."
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 07:20:28 PM »

Its 'this' summer, cuz its almost summer.

If it were December, or January, you could say 'next' and be good, come about April, May, its 'this'.
Same with Friday. If its the weekend, 'next' works. Once the week starts, its 'this'.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 07:42:23 PM »

yeah "this" is the one coming up. "Next" is the one that follows it.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 08:08:28 PM »

yeah "this" is the one coming up. "Next" is the one that follows it.

Correct. "Next" implies something has already passed.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 08:59:01 PM »

Something's always passed.
Its like feeding a Gremlin after midnight.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 10:03:24 PM »

I would say "this summer" as it is in the same year.  Next summer, to me, would be the summer of 2018.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 10:22:59 PM »

That certainly works.

As i said, speaking of it in winter time just makes  sense with 'next summer', as its a wsys off still.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 11:13:35 PM »

Usually my usage is completely reliant on context. Like with that quote, I obviously meant summer 2018
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 11:15:11 PM »

Xerxes is basically just being that dude at work that always says "See you next year!" on December 31st
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 11:16:53 PM »

Xerxes is basically just being that dude at work that always says "See you next year!" on December 31st
I've never seen such bitchmade bias.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 04:45:30 AM »

Not since last year.
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Re: Which summer is it, anyway?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 02:59:55 AM »

Not since last year.
You mean...last summer?
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