Yeah, you're right there. I'm very literal myself, and this sort of
thing usually matters a lot to me. I think maybe this time I came at
it already humbled and ready to give in.
But that is what makes it difficult to learn the convention.
mm & Logan-
Of course you two are correct in your analysis of whether noon is
12am or 12 pm
my original point was that 12am or 12pm can be (& is) confusing
depending the understanding writer & the reader
but noon & midnight are unmistakable to all.......
12:00am in used instead of 12:00pm only around 2 times in 1,000.
See my post on that elsewhere in this thread:
Since you were too stupid to understand it the first time, let me repeat
it for you:
YOU ARE AN ANNOYING AND SELF DEFEATING FOOL.
Watching a train wreck happening in slow motion can be entertaining.
You have ceased being entertaining.
YOU ARE NOW MERELY AN ANNOYING AND SELF DEFEATING FOOL..
I your AC working yet?
Didn't think so.
Sorry, 12:00PM is not noon.
I do have a high school diploma (and several others including post-graduate
degrees). English IS my native tongue, although I can get along in a few
others, including Pig Latin and Morse Code. And, before you ask, I have been
to parts of South Georgia.
Sorry if I seemed pedantic or persnickety.
of 1500 back 47 years
ago before score inflation made scores like the one you boasted about
living in the real world understand 12:00 PM to mean Noon 99.8 % of the
But with all your great knowledge and demonstrable interpersonal skills,
gotten your AC working yet?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
?? You previously stated "And you are wrong about the use of 12:00 PM
to universally mean Noon." And now you say "Real people living in the
real world understand 12:00 PM to mean Noon 99.8 % of the time." The
second quote is a rephrasing of what I said, which was a reply to your
Regarding SAT scores, I read they correlated about as well to IQ
(pre-1995 SAT) as different types of IQ tests correlate to each other.
I mentioned the SAT because a lot of people don't know their IQ.
I never boasted about my SAT score, and I never said what it was. I
only implied it would be higher than that, and the motivation wasn't
boasting, it was about compatibility.
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