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:

roberto syrious said...

that's true.
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Pilar Domínguez said...

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

DEZMOND said...

I thought everybody knew that :)

Moscow Blogger said...

Yes we know it from school
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Adam said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Great Adam.

Dana said...

I remember this one from school! Happy weekend, Adam.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I didn't know the Latin words for these.

Joy said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

Knew it was that, never knew the Latin translation though

Maude Lynn said...

I had totally forgotten that!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!!!

Christine said...

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

Tatiana said...

I know it:-)

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the chilicool said...

Great!
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stephen Hayes said...

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?

Theresa Mahoney said...

Hey. One I actually knew lol

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Caro * said...

I know that !! :)