Re: am pm or AM PM

Subject: Re: am pm or AM PM
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 1994 13:27:14 MST


My current favorite reference, "The New York Public Library
Writer's Guide to Style and Usage," c.1994, says the following:

"When referring to 12 a.m. or 12 p.m., eliminate confusion by
specifying 12:00 noon or 12:00 midnight."

Since "noon" and "midnight" mean twelve o'clock in the daytime
and at night, respectively, wouldn't "twelve noon" and "twelve midnight"
be redundant?

Beverly Parks
bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil

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