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#1

Objection your honour! Mathematically speaking, 12PM can only mean midnight.


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#2

This often catches me out but I’m sure 12pm is noon since pm denotes the second half of the day.


#3

Once again, Mr Meadows is left in the dark…


#4

PM is post noon. That is the literal definition. After noon. Noon cannot be after noon. Unless you’re talking about tomorrow’s noon. Which would make Tim’s hangover particularly spectacular.


#5

#6

The article seems to agree with me, but this sentence is poorly worded:

“often incorrectly indicated as 12 p.m.” would be a clearer way of stating it.


#7

So what year was Jesus born? It’s convention. So what everyone generally uses is by nature the correct way. :wink:


#8

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#9

With a title like that it deserves its own thread. :wink:


#10

#11

“Noon” is also more efficient, requiring both less charatcers to type and less syllables to say than “12 P.M.” :stuck_out_tongue:

You know it makes sense.


#12

This is what I use myself. Well, that and I try to avoid scheduling anything for that exact time of day.


#13

3599/3600 of the hour which begins with 12noon is ‘after noon’, so…


#14

About 4BC.


#15

I accept that 12:59:59 P.M. is correct. But I don’t accept that it has any bearing on the original point.


#16

Hahaha. True. Should have specified by former tradition. :wink:


#17

At which point in the hour do you think it appropriately transitions from am to pm?


#18

Liminal points are always fun :slight_smile:


#19

11:59:59.9999999999999999999999 A.M.
12 noon
12:00:00.0000000000000000000001 P.M

(Decimal positions are indicative only; increase to whatever precision you wish.)


#20

Evidently not interesting enough for @Todd. :wink: