Re[2]: Midnight, noon, etc.

Subject: Re[2]: Midnight, noon, etc.
From: Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 09:43:00 -0600

Midnight is the first minute of a new day--it's morning--so it
should be a.m.

No. Midnight is that exact moment before the new day begins. Once the new
day has begun, you have passed midnight, even if only by a few nanoseconds.

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.

Every minute after noon is past the midpoint of the day, yes. Noon itself,
however, *is* the midpoint, and so cannot be after ("post").

My electronics all use 12 p.m. as noon and 12 a.m. as midnight.
Watches, VCRs, computers, and whatnot are all behind me. :)

Well, if whatnot says it's right, it must be! ;{>}

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

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