Re: am pm or AM PM

Subject: Re: am pm or AM PM
From: Kelly Hoffman <kelly -at- NASHUA -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 1994 15:54:33 -0500

Virginia L. Krenn <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU> writes:

> Since then, I have seen a reference that says that they should
> be referred to as 12 noon and 12 midnight [...] Also, I'm
> wondering if 'twelve noon' and 'twelve midnight' would be
> used.

Either seems redundant to me. Why not just use "noon" and "midnight"?

New twist: If someone advertises that they're open 8 am Monday to
midnight Friday, are they open on Friday or not?

(Now you know why the railroads always use 11:59 pm and 12:01 am. ;-)


Kelly K. Hoffman kelly -at- nashua -dot- hp -dot- com
Learning Products Engineer
Hewlett-Packard, Network Test Division "Reading the manual is
One Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH 03062 admitting defeat."

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