Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Terminology

I've always thought of the weekend as Saturday and Sunday. There's the weekend, weekdays, weeknights, and Friday night—four separate blocks of time. I don't necessarily prefer the definition of "weekend" that doesn't include Friday night; it probably makes more sense to include Friday night than not to. My parents just never really included Friday in the weekend, so I didn't either. What drives me nuts is that there's no standard. When someone says weekend they could mean either Saturday and Sunday, or Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. Some people infuriatingly switch between the two as it suits them. Sadly, I'm one of those people. But it's annoying. "Weekend" should have a concrete meaning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, well if someone considers Friday night to be part of the weekend then shouldn't they consider Sunday night to be part of the weekday.

That is what I refer to as the weekend.