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    #11

    Re: Noon at my office

    Despite what the NPL says, common usage is in fact the other way round, like this:

    12 am = 00:00 (midnight)
    12 pm = 12:00 (midday)

    This makes practical sense in that when we refer to what time it is, it avoids making the transition from AM to PM at 12:00-12:01 as opposed to the more (I'd argue) sensible 11:59-12:00. (Common use doesn't tend to work in units of less than one minute.)

    Technically, the point at noon is by definition neither ante- nor post-meridien, so both are therefore incorrect.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 21-Jul-2019 at 15:19.

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