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The Autobiography of Russell
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English is not English
Apparently "overnight" does not mean "overnight." When someone says "overnight" I expect that to mean "the very next day" which apparently does not mean "the very next day"; in fact, it means "the next business day". So why do people twist the English language just to "simplify" things? How about instead of calling it "Overnight Delivery" we call it "Next Business Day Delivery"? Sure, it doesn't have the same ring to it but it isn't misleading either.

An overnight FedEx delivery sent Friday won't be delivered until Monday, and since their local office is closed on Saturday I can't go pick it up myself.

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ripper82 From: ripper82 Date: August 14th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
They always seem to plan it so that the delivery date should be Saturday, then end up keeping it until Monday or sometimes even Tuesday.
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