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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Edit How to say “it gives an opportunity” in a word?
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revised How to say “it gives an opportunity” in a word?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on “Extensible” vs. “extendible”
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comment Is “this Monday” or “next Monday” the correct way to refer to the very next Monday in the future?
@barlop - same as 'three weeks from today', obviously. You can scale this up - 'a year on monday' would be 53 weeks hence. As I said, in my previous comment, we have yesterday/today/tomorrow to add clarity - we can infer something from their lack of use as well. '2 weeks on monday' = 21 days; '2 weeks today' = 14 days. Likewise, as Robusto suggests, if today is Sunday, 'next Monday' would be in 8 days; if we meant the next actual Monday (i.e. the next day) would have more likely said 'tomorrow'.
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comment Is “this Monday” or “next Monday” the correct way to refer to the very next Monday in the future?
@barlop in summary, my answer is that the meaning could be ambiguous, depending on the differing interpretation of listener and speaker. To avoid this ambiguity, we use yesterday/today/tomorrow (and next Monday), when needed, to clarify. It's easy enough to be clear, but we also like to be brief, which is where we can introduce this ambiguity.
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comment Is “this Monday” or “next Monday” the correct way to refer to the very next Monday in the future?
@barlop - I'd say two weeks - a week after the next Monday after today. If you meant one week, you would probably say a week today.
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comment Someone who comes across as “airheaded” but is really quite the opposite
@J.R. - Perhaps I've not been clear - I largely agree with JAM's answer (and Elendil's) - they both votes from me. I disagree with Robusto's understated; this suggests the direction is right but the magnitude is wrong - but I think the OP means that the magnitude is perhaps equal, but the direction is completely wrong. I hope this vector analogy makes sense! Agree - let the OP wade it...
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comment Someone who comes across as “airheaded” but is really quite the opposite
I'd argue, understated suggest subtlety, whereas the OP seems to be suggesting a deceptive appearance. The subject in question does not come across an understated way, but in a completely different way.
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comment Is there a single word that expresses “music end-users / enthusiasts”?
+1 Musicphile/musicophile are being used increasingly and seem to perfectly describe the target group, but I do prefer musicfans as the name for an SE site.
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comment Do I update or renew my eyewear prescription?
Actually, the way I'd really say it would simply be - I'm going to get my eyes checked. It states the facts, as known, and doesn't presume on any further actions.