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On the same momentous day, David Hailey <FAHAILEY -at- WPO -dot- HASS -dot- USU -dot- EDU> asked:
> By the way. . . a professional puzzle. If you call evening
> P.M., and you call the morning A.M., and you call midnight
> P.M., what is noon?
Midnight is not P.M., midnight is just midnight -- 12 midnight if one must make
it absolutely clear that this is a specific time, not just a period of the
night. The puzzle for me is what day it belongs to, the one before midnight or
the one after.
Noon doesn't have that problem. It also shouldn't be used with A.M. or P.M.
And it too doesn't need to have a "12" added to it unless one's readers might
otherwise interpret "noon" as "midday" -- another animal altogether.
mhunterk -at- bna -dot- com
(never, ever speaking for BNA)
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