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Monday, January 28, 2013

Antagonistic phrases

I titled the previous post as “Notes from a bimonthly gathering of food trucks in Hollywood, Florida.” I noted that the Food Trucks @ Young Circle were bimonthly from this sentence:

Starting tonight and every other Monday …

Food Trucks at Young Circle Every Monday, Starting Tonight (and yes, I didn't notice the huge headline at the top of the article)

To me, the phrase “every other Monday” translates to “this Monday, not this Monday, this Monday, not this Monday”—in other words, you skip a Monday.

Bunny informed me that no, it does not mean that; as phrased it meant “this Monday, and all the Mondays after that”—all other Mondays.


Biweekly—is that “twice a week” or “every two weeks?”

Even the word I used, “bimonthly”, can appear to mean two different things.

Man, I hate antagonistic phrases

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