Is it possible to use " every second Saturday" instead of "every other Saturday"?

What about "every two Saturdays"? Is it same as "every other Saturday"?

  • Second is fine, two is wrong (which two?).
    – bjb568
    Apr 15, 2015 at 14:31
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    "every second Saturday" would imply the second Saturday of every month. IMO, "every other Saturday" does not mean the same thing as "every second Saturday". Apr 15, 2015 at 14:35
  • Agreed with @Kristina . Even if it we stretch it to mean two such Saturdays occur in a 4-week period, those Saturdays must be the 2nd and the 4th; they could not be the 1st and 3rd (whereas "every other Saturday" could be either the 1st & 3rd or the 2nd & 4th, depending on when the first event happened.)
    – Dan Bron
    Apr 15, 2015 at 14:39
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    I would find it ambiguous, since it's also likely to mean every day that's the second Tuesday of the month. Every two Saturdays just sounds weird. Apr 15, 2015 at 14:39
  • I would say biweekly on Saturdays
    – Alex W
    Apr 15, 2015 at 14:42

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Personally, I would interpret "every second Saturday" to implicitly mean "every second Saturday [of the month]".
However, I think this is more an error of interpretation, than it actually being incorrect.

"Every other Saturday" seems to be immune to such misinterpretations, and I'd favor using that instead, if only to prevent possible misunderstandings.

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