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By makohill in makohill's Diary
Sat Jan 18, 2003 at 10:31:33 AM EST
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All my digital clocks and watches are set to 24 hour time. However, most of the people I interact with (Americans) are only fluent in the 12 hour dialect.

As a result, if someone asks me the time, I will look a clock at clock that says15:30 and without thinking I say "three thirty."

In Italy, people will say "fifteen thirty" and I just get confused. I do the translation naturally but it only works one way.


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24-Hour Time (5.00 / 2) (#1)
by Bad Harmony on Sat Jan 18, 2003 at 11:56:41 AM EST

If you use it long enough, you no longer translate it back into 12-hour time. At work, we use 24-hour time and UTC for scheduling activities and time-tagging scientific data.

5440' or Fight!

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