Let’s imagine it’s currently Wednesday the 1st. Does “next Saturday” mean Saturday the 4th (the next Saturday to occur) or Saturday the 11th (the Saturday of next week)?

  • Executive Chimp
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    13 months ago

    Why say many words when few work? Or whatever the Office quote is.

    It would be efficient if (when) the meaning was adequately conveyed. If the usage necessitates a back-and-forth then that is inefficient.

    • @Mr_Dr_Oink@lemmy.world
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      3 months ago

      I dont understand. My example is perfectly described by your point. One word that has many uses where context implies meaning.