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Old 01-15-2019, 08:44 PM
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Having just watched a Graham Norton New Year's Eve show that was clearly filmed a couple of weeks before that date, which itself is a couple of weeks before now, I have lost all connection with conventional time. TGIF!
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: "Next Saturday"

It depends somewhat on what day today is and whether there have been any other references to days and what tense the references are in.

For example, if I say "I'm not going there this Saturday, but I will go next Saturday" then "this Saturday" is the 19th and "next Saturday" is the 26th.

But if I said "I already went there this Saturday, so I'm not going next Saturday" then "this Saturday" is the 12th, and "next Saturday" is the 19th. Since in a past tense reference, "this Saturday" means "this past Saturday", it would feel weird to repeat it in close proximity and have it also mean "this coming Saturday".

If someone told me, without reference to any other days, "I'm going there next Saturday" I would probably assume it was the 26th, but I wouldn't be sure, and if it was important to me, I would ask for clarification.

The meanings of "this" and "next" don't really have meanings that can be completely divorced from context.

But to be unambiguous, the 12th is "this past Saturday", the 5th is "the Saturday before last", the 19th is "this coming Saturday" and the 26th is "the Saturday after next".
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Either way I'll be there on the 19th at 1900 hours, Crumb, with the Heir Apparent and maybe the card game Boss Monster.
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Either way I'll be there on the 19th at 1900 hours, Crumb, with the Heir Apparent and maybe the card game Boss Monster.
See you next Saturday! :yup:
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What if I were to tell you that there is no Saturday?
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Every week will go directly from Friday to Monday.
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I'd also note that "I'm going there next Saturday" without additional context varies a bit based on day of the week:

Day spoken:
Jan 12 (Sat): "I'm going there next Saturday" means Jan 19
Jan 13 (Sun): Jan 19
Jan 14 (Mon): possibly Jan 19, probably Jan 26
Jan 15 (Tue): Jan 26, but I suppose it could be Jan 19?
Jan 16-18 (Wed-Fri): Jan 26 unless you're some kind of crazy person

I can't precisely quantify these, but you could figure it out with good data.
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but you could figure it out with good data.
Facebook should run a "Next Saturday challenge".
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Well, I was thinking more based on data like they say they're doing XYZ "next Saturday" and you can connect that to a specific date (for example, a holiday or a concert or other public event).

You could also see how it compares for other days of the week. It might be that weekdays are treated differently from Sat/Sun, for example.
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but first, Friday.
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