Re: 24/7 or 7/24?

Subject: Re: 24/7 or 7/24?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 13:45:35 -0400

On Mon, 07 May 2012 13:23:29 -0400, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

I always thought 24/7 was shorthand for the phrase "24 hours a day,
seven days a week." I've never heard anyone say it the other way
around.

Hang around my cynical self and you'll hear me say, "Seven hours a day, 24 days a week." Sometimes it's just humor; other times it's a jaundiced remark about something that purports to be what it ain't.

Left over from some cynical Friday, I guess:
--English professor: "Two negatives make a positive, but two positives never make a negative."
--Student: "Yeah. Sure."

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References:
24/7 or 7/24?: From: B.J. Smith
RE: 24/7 or 7/24?: From: Weissman, Jessica
RE: 24/7 or 7/24?: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: 24/7 or 7/24?: From: Julie Stickler

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