Re: Noon

Subject: Re: Noon
From: Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 11:46:00 -0600

>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?

First, Midnight is *not* P.M., and anyone who says otherwise is just
spoiling for a fight! ;{>}

Seriously, neither Midnight nor Noon should have the AM/PM attachment. They
are intended to follow "12 o'clock," and so complete the set of four -- 12
midnight, A.M., 12 noon, P.M. Though if you insist on adding A.M. or P.M.
to all times, regardless of correctness (why was I tempted to make that
"irregardless?") noon can only logically have "M" attached to it, as it
represents the "M" from both A.M. and P.M. It cannot be either before
(ante) or after (post) itself.


Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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