I think I've just stumbled across a Mississippism previously undiscovered in my 3 and a half years of living here. I called to reschedule my doctor's visit for this morning because I forgot to NOT eat breakfast (blood work + breakfast = DISASTER!).
Doctor's office lady: "The next early morning I have is Friday the 8th."
Me: "Okay, that'll be perfect. What time?"
Lady: "So that's Friday week, not this Friday."
Me: "I'm sorry?"
Lady "That's Friday week. At 8:30."
Me: "Rrright, the 8th."
"Friday week?" What the heck does that mean?
Of course, I said "neutral ground" to a bunch of guys from the Delta a couple of days ago. "The what?" "The neutral gr... MEDIAN."
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