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    DST sends standard time into hibernation?

    I'm listening to the AP news minute of March 09, 2012 (sorry I cannot post the link since I'm new here). The last piece of news sounds like"... Get the clock ready to spring forward by one hour this weekend. At 2am local time on Sunday, daylight saving time sends standard time into hibernation untill the fall..."

    I probably haven't caught the right words; this sentence looks strange to me. Any help with guessing the original sentence? Thanks!!

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    Re: DST sends standard time into hibernation?

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    A hibernation is a metabolic state that some animals go into over the winter. It's similar to sleep, except that the body's metabolic rate and core temperature drop to conserve energy. The author is using a bit of wordplay saying that standard time is "going into hibernation" for the winter.

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    Re: DST sends standard time into hibernation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    A hibernation is a metabolic state that some animals go into over the winter. It's similar to sleep, except that the body's metabolic rate and core temperature drop to conserve energy. The author is using a bit of wordplay saying that standard time is "going into hibernation" for the winter.
    Actually, it's going away for the summer, which makes "hibernation" an odd word for it. But we don't have a word for sleeping all summer.

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    Re: DST sends standard time into hibernation?

    Gosh, instead of DST I read STD. I guess I need to get my eyes checked.
    Last edited by Offroad; 10-Mar-2012 at 19:02.

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    Re: DST sends standard time into hibernation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Actually, it's going away for the summer, which makes "hibernation" an odd word for it. But we don't have a word for sleeping all summer.
    Oops, you're right, SoothingDave.

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