Tuesday, May 4, 2010

quicko: a week

Here's something I heard tonight: "Steve's preaching Saturday a week."

What she meant was, of course, that Steve is preaching a week from Saturday. This usage is correct and frequent in Australian English. Go figure.

2 comments:

Garry with 2 Rs said...

Are you sure she didn't say "Steve's preaching Saturday week" (no article)? That's the more common usage.

KIM said...

Errrr. Maybe. Yeah. Probably. Oops.