Mellors will depart <on Saturday week>

longxianchen

Senior Member
chinese
Hi,
Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(page 397, chapter 17) by DH Lawrence (planetebook,here):
(background: Clifford wrote to Connie and told her that Mellors' wife Bertha was gossiping about Mellors and other women. Clifford planned to dismiss Mellors..…)
Well, there is the end of it for the time being. The woman has gone away: we don’t know where to: but she is liable to arrest if she shows her face in Tevershall. And I heard she is mortally afraid of gaol, because she merits it so well. Mellors will depart on Saturday week, and the place will soon become normal again.

I understand on Saturday week to be on the Saturday after a week. Suppose today is Thursday, and I say: I will see you on Saturday week, the meeting day will be over around nine days: three (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) plus six(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Is that right please?
 
  • JulianStuart

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    English (UK then US)
    You are close (you omitted Sunday :eek:

    From the dictionary:
    1. chiefly BRIT seven days before or after a specified day: I'll visit you Wednesday week
    In your example it means 1 week after (the coming) Saturday
     
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