High noon

Subject: High noon
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 1994 10:13:33 IST

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

** Unless you want to emphasize precision. I think different levels of
precision could be understood from "noon," "twelve noon,"
"12:00 noon," and "12:00:00 noon."

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