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MeganScarlett Sun 13-Jan-13 12:59:35

Me and a friend agreed to go out for coffee this morning. Texting each other last night to confirm.

Friend - what time do you want to meet?
Me - Lets say 10?
Friend - Lets make it half past instead.
Me - Great. See you tomorrow.

I get a call at 10 asking where I was. When she said lets make it half past I assumed she meant 10:30, whereas she actually meant 9:30.

Am I the only one who would assume that she meant 10:30?

(this is light-hearted by the way and no one has fallen out or got upset etc)

YellowDinosaur Sun 13-Jan-13 13:19:45

Definitely 10.30

wibblyjelly Sun 13-Jan-13 13:20:26


MeganScarlett Sun 13-Jan-13 13:21:08

haha yes I will do QOD

urban yeah if it was Monday or Tuesday than you would definitely just say "this Thursday"

YellowDinosaur Sun 13-Jan-13 13:21:15

And urbanproserpine your Mum was right in that conversation too imho. If it was Monday /tues when they had the conversation your aunt should have simply said 'Thursday'if the funeral was that week.

takeaway2 Sun 13-Jan-13 13:23:02

1030 and the Thursday next week!

urbanproserpine Sun 13-Jan-13 13:23:52

I'm with her - but as they grew up together its funny that they were both so adamant what they meant.

MeganScarlett Sun 13-Jan-13 13:26:20

But surely next Thursday would imply that there was another Thursday inbetween and seeing as it was either Monday or Tuesday then there was only one Thursday.

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Sun 13-Jan-13 13:26:27


PuppyMonkey Sun 13-Jan-13 13:28:45

10.30 and it should be "on Thursday"

lottiegarbanzo Sun 13-Jan-13 15:15:25

Oh, there was a long and emphatic discussion in an office I worked in once about 'this Thursday' and 'next Thursday'. That's it, it is either this or next, the next one is this, the following one is next, next is not this!

The only room for ambiguity lies on Friday and Saturday when 'next Thursday' could be 'the Thursday of next week' rather than 'the next Thursday', in which case you might say 'Thursday week' for the following one.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 13-Jan-13 15:21:30

I'd have thought 10:30 smile

Anniegetyourgun Sun 13-Jan-13 15:25:11

10:30, and "this Thursday".

SpicyPear Sun 13-Jan-13 15:27:26

10.30 - she is wrong wrong wrong!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 13-Jan-13 15:46:32


maddening Sun 13-Jan-13 15:55:27


BertieBotts Sun 13-Jan-13 15:58:03

10.30 here too. Perhaps she meant to type half past nine but her phone ate the nine or something?

Frikadellen Sun 13-Jan-13 15:59:50

I would have checked but mostly because being Danish half in this case would to me mean 9 30 but to most of my friends mean 10 30 so I would have shot of another text saying 10.30? or ok see you at 10.30 unless I hear otherwise

easy to say yes but to me half is not an agreement grins..

10.30 and this thursday, or just 'on thursday'

ethelb Sun 13-Jan-13 16:07:47


NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 13-Jan-13 16:10:15

10.30 and this thursday

Startail Sun 13-Jan-13 16:11:03

10.30 as that was the last text.

catgirl1976 Sun 13-Jan-13 17:09:41


StuntGirl Sun 13-Jan-13 17:12:51


NewYearNewNagoo Sun 13-Jan-13 17:18:03

1030. this thursday.

It's a whitewash grin

VariousBartimaeus Sun 13-Jan-13 17:22:53


And to throw in another one, "this summer" --> does that mean last summer (so 2012) or the next one (so 2013)?!

For me it's 2013, 2012 is "last summer" but apparently it's not that for everyone I talk to...

(I realise it could vary depending on the time of the year)

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