Interrogative statements commonly found in our Gmail inbox

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7 comments so far

  1. Dana Fayard on

    Stormpulse states Hurricane Camille hit Bay St. Louis, MS on August 19, 1969. The correct date is evening August 17, 1969. I was there and it’s a day I’ll never forget.

  2. Baylink on


    No, the people who say that am and pm do not apply to 12:00 are correct. But I would, myself, just say “use 24 hour time”; there’s no mistaking 1200 for 0000. Timezones can be assumed to be “in the local time of the location in question” except for NHC advisories, which are always issued at 0500, 1100, 1700, and 2300 ET, in keeping with the location of the NHC, itself, in Miami.

    But really, kids, let’s not get personal.

  3. Baylink on

    Excellent. Now, add a link to this to your above the fold links bar. :-)

  4. Tempus on

    Simply reporting a time (13:04) on your site is useless; times and dates are relative to a time zone, which you seem to leave out.

    Please, when you report a date and/or time, append the appropriate time zone so we know when the event actually occurred (or will occur). Or, please have a prominent notice on the page announcing that all times and dates are reported in (GMT) or whatever timezone.

  5. Sam on

    For those who don’t know the difference between 12pm and 12am, may I suggest calling on my 2nd grader to assist. Frankly, if you can’t get that straight, the knowledge base offered by this website is way over your head and is too much firepower in your hands. Be careful, you might just hurt yourself or others with the extensive data provided by this site.
    Be careful.

  6. David on

    This is standard time quotes. It doesn’t require an “Easy Button”. 12:00am “AM” is Morning, since 12:00 is the first of morning, it’s Midnight (when a day “starts”). 12:00 pm is evening so “noon” (the last 1/2 of the day). Would you rather Greenwich time – 0000 and 1200 ???

  7. Joseph T. Woolley on

    It is confusing for you to use the terms, “Sunday, 12:00 am”. AM and PM are ambiguous when used with 12:00.

    Why not use “11:59 pm” to be sure your readers understand which day or time you are talking about?

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