For some time I have been in disagreement with Husband - and, it seems, most of the world - about the use of the word 'next'.
If I want to talk about the weekend of 26/27 February I say 'next weekend'; on Friday I would call it 'this weekend'.
Husband - and the rest of the world - insist on saying 'next weekend' when, in fact, they mean the weekend after next (5/6 March). Some times. Some times they mean this weekend.
Are you with me?
According to Chambers' Dictionary, next is 'the nearest following; on the first occasion that follows'. Therefore there is no way 5/6 March can be next weekend.
I'm quite happy to acknowledge that 26/27 February can be both next and this weekend, but use of the word 'next' has to be specific otherwise it leads to confusion.
But will anyone believe me?
It's hard being the only person who's right.