Re: Midnight, noon, etc.

Subject: Re: Midnight, noon, etc.
From: Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 09:10:34 -0500

Midnight is the first minute of a new day--it's morning--so it should be a.m.
Noon is the apex of the sun and every minute after that is another minute
toward the end of the day, so it should be p.m.

So, in my thinking you could never go wrong with 12 p.m. being
noon--because that's what it is, p.m., and 12 a.m. being midnight. 1 a.m. is
in the morning--no one gets confused over that. 1 p.m. is in the afternoon.
My electronics all use 12 p.m. as noon and 12 a.m. as midnight. Watches,
VCRs, computers, and whatnot are all behind me. :)

12 M has got to be the most unusual notation I've ever heard of. I
wouldn't know what to think if I actually saw it. Glad I haven't!


-- Eric Haddock


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