It seems, depending on what part of Texas (or more likely the country) you are from, "Next Friday" can mean this coming Friday, or the one following that.

Many people will say "Friday week" (short for "Friday a week", which is short for Friday, not this one, but the following one) - as in "not this Friday, but a week from Friday" -- maybe that's an East Texas thing.

But a friend of mine texted me yesterday and invited me to lunch "next Friday", and this was on Monday.

Now, the "next Friday" after Monday would be 4 days later, but he would have said "this Friday" if he meant in 4 days.

He knows I'm out of town THIS Friday, so I'm guessing he meant the Friday after that one.

I could ask, but... where's the fun in that?

Many people will say "Friday week" (short for "Friday a week", which is short for Friday, not this one, but the following one) - as in "not this Friday, but a week from Friday" -- maybe that's an East Texas thing.

But a friend of mine texted me yesterday and invited me to lunch "next Friday", and this was on Monday.

Now, the "next Friday" after Monday would be 4 days later, but he would have said "this Friday" if he meant in 4 days.

He knows I'm out of town THIS Friday, so I'm guessing he meant the Friday after that one.

I could ask, but... where's the fun in that?

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