Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

This has been buggin me for a long time (haha). There ain't no such time as 12 a.m. or 12 p.m. a.m. is an abbreviation for the Latin ante meridiam meaning before midday which is noon. p.m. is an abbreviation for post meridiam which is Latin for after midday. Midnight separates the start of the ante meridiam from the end of the post meridiam.
Don't they teach kids how to tell time in school?
Repeat after me
When it is light outside it is 12 noon.
When it is dark outside it is 12 midnight.
Got it?

1 comment:

GBK Gwyneth said...

But then is 12:01 (when it is dark out assuming we aren't at the poles) am or pm? If it is am, it makes no sense. I personally would like to just use a 24 hour clock and not worry about it!!

Anyway, I just found your blog because a friend of mine here in Pine Lake told me about your efforts to start a farm near here, and I am so excited!

I hope you will get the word out if and when you are ready for visitors/customers/etc.