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    the clocks go forward?

    How comforting that, every year, you can tell the British spring has arrived by three time-honoured signs: the clocks go forward, the cuckoo is heard across the land... and Elizabeth Hurley (right) has stripped down to her bare necessities to promote her new swimwear range.


    No one can deny that, at 42, with a little digital help, Liz looks fantastic.
    Hi, What is the meaning for ' the clocks go forwards"? Doesn't all clocks go forward unless broken clocks?

    Thanks!


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    Re: the clocks go forward?

    Hi again thedaffodils

    The saying 'clocks go forward' is a reference to Daylight saving time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . An hour is adjusted twice a year to maximise the daylight time available. Logic will tell you that you can't squeeze more hours in but we do it anyway.

    A way to remember the way to adjust is the phrase 'Spring forward, Fall back' (Clocks forward 1 hour in spring, backwards 1 hour in autumn.)

    Cheers

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    Re: the clocks go forward?

    Like thedaffodils, I live in Shanghai, too, and we don't turn our clocks back or ahead here.

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    Re: the clocks go forward?

    Hi MarkF2004,

    Thank you very much for your good answer. The relevant Wikipedia link is helpful too. I got it.

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    Re: the clocks go forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Like thedaffodils, I live in Shanghai, too, and we don't turn our clocks back or ahead here.
    Hi Soup,

    Yeah, we don't turn our clocks back or ahead in China now. But I remember when I was a student we did practice Daylight Saving Time. Just now I searched from the Internet and learned China once practiced it from 1986-1991. And it has been canceled since 1992.

    By the way, your avatar, alphabet soup, is interesting enough.

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    Re: the clocks go forward?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Just now I searched from the Internet and learned China once practiced it from 1986-1991. And it has been canceled since 1992.

    By the way, your avatar, alphabet soup, is interesting enough.
    Well, thank you for the compliment , and for the added knowledge about China and daylight savings time.


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