Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Time

In the 12-hour clock system, there is an AM and a PM. AM stands for ante meridiem which is Latin for "before mid-day" and PM stands for post meridiem which means "after mid-day". 

20 comments:

  1. We don´t use this terminology in my language, we say...in the morning or in the evening. Kisses:)

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  2. I thought everybody knew that :)

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    1. believe it or not, most Americans don't know. Many people incorrectly think Midnight is 12pm

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  3. Yes we know it from school
    Thanks for comments!
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  4. I remember this one from school! Happy weekend, Adam.

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  5. They dont use pm or am in Norway, but we do in our homeland:)

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  6. In the military, we always used the 24 hour time system. Even though the French use it, it makes so much more sense.
    The only problem is what to call the stroke of midnight? Is it 0000 or 2400? We normally used "2400," because "0000" sounded like we had a stutter.

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  7. Knew it was that, never knew the Latin translation though

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  8. you know I've never questioned what am and pm stand for. good to know!

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  9. Our son berates us for going to bed too early. He tells me that there's more than one eleven o'clock in the day. Where do kids get these crazy ideas?

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  10. For some reason I never learned this in school like many of the commenters did lol

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