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Subject:midnight Friday From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Fri, 23 Dec 1994 07:02:15 MST
> Kelly Hoffman writes:
> 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. ;-)
This is strictly personal opinion, but I don't see a problem
with interpreting midnight Friday at all. If today were Friday
(and it is!) and I said midnight today or midnight tonight,
would there be any question?
I actually found a reference for this. The UPI Stylebook says
that midnight "is part of the day that is ending, not the one
that is beginning." Ergo, midnight Friday refers to the _final_
minute of Friday.
Side note: The same reference also says _not_ to put a 12 in
front of noon or midnight.
bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil