I keep hearing people use the word biweekly for two seperate meanings

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Some people use it to mean twice a week and some mean every 2 weeks

I googled it and I get both answers.

Am I going mad?
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(Original post by Little pecker)
Some people use it to mean twice a week and some mean every 2 weeks

I googled it and I get both answers.

Am I going mad?
Quite possibly
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Quite possibly
I second this.
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If they're voices in your head uttering biweekly again and again then that is concerning bro
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If they're voices in your head uttering biweekly again and again then that is concerning bro
MS teams bro
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I will never use biweekly to mean “every two weeks” - it’s “fortnight” all the way.
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Biweekly is once every two weeks.

It would be less confusing if people just said fortnightly.
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This thread just confusing me more, how do I delete it
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It means both twice a week or once every two weeks.
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I will never use biweekly to mean “every two weeks” - it’s “fortnight” all the way.
i only find out recently that in amercia they dont know what fortnight mean lol
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I signed up for a payment last year for something, and they said it was biweekly. I had to query it as well, because as far as I'm concerned, "every two weeks" is fortnightly in the UK.

They clarified that they did indeed mean "every two weeks", despite being British.

Frankly I find it stupid.
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i only find out recently that in amercia they dont know what fortnight mean lol
Well you’ve just taught me something new :lol:
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Well you’ve just taught me something new :lol:
first time anyone learn something from me on tsr lol
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It means both twice a week or once every two weeks.
What’s the point of the word then if it has two meanings for a specified time period rofl.

Imagine someone says lets meet bi weekly and you are wondering whether to put a meeting every two weeks or twice a week.
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What’s the point of the word then if it has two meanings for a specified time period rofl.

Imagine someone says lets meet bi weekly and you are wondering whether to put a meeting every two weeks or twice a week.
Wouldn’t you say Eh? Once a fortnight or twice a week which is it?
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Wouldn’t you say Eh? Once a fortnight or twice a week which is it?
I’m slow I can’t think quick enough on the spot
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I’m slow I can’t think quick enough on the spot
If the meetings are dull assume they mean once a fortnight
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Some people use it to mean twice a week and some mean every 2 weeks
The latter are, indeed, correct. Whereas the former would presumably consider Scott of the Antarctic to be the first known case of 'unipolar depression'.
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words no longer have objective meaning, yet more liberal left nonsense &c. &c.
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I've always known and used bi-weekly as meaning every two weeks as I got used to get paid bi-weekly and as much as I wished I got paid twice a week I didn't. If someone said to me something happens bi-weekly and meant twice a week I would be so confused
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