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Subject:Re: a.m. vs A.M. From:CJBenz <cjbenz -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 23 Dec 1994 11:36:28 -0500
On Thu, 22 Dec 1994, gui -dot- gordon -at- genie -dot- geis -dot- com wrote:
>According to the Erisian Manual of Style, "a.m." indicates standard
>time, and "A.M." indicates that daylight savings time is in use.
>Conversly, "P.M." is used during full and new lunar cycles, "p.m."
>during all other phases. The stated rationale is that the larger
>sources of light (during daylight savings and full moons) cast longer
>shadows on the page so capital letters are needed to ensure
Except for the second Tuesday following a blue moon, right?
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