[Ads-l] ma=?UTF-8?Q?=C3=B1ana_?== tomorrow

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 13 21:02:18 UTC 2015


The same is true of "in a minute", which may mean "in 60 seconds" but can
also mean "right after I finish one or more other tasks which shouldn't
take very long."
On Sep 12, 2015 3:00 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

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> The Oxford Dictionary site =
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> https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/ma%C3%B1an=
> a =
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> https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/ma%C3%B1an=
> a>) gives only the meaning of sometime in the indefinite future for the =
> word =E2=80=9Cmanana.=E2=80=9D I use it to mean
> =E2=80=9Ctomorrow,=E2=80=9D=
>  and Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ma%C3%B1ana#English) =
> says both are in use.
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> Benjamin Barrett
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