12am = Midnight, 12pm = noon

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Oct 18, 2007

12am = Midnight, 12pm = noon by lookout at 3:38 PM (2,565 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. lookout
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    Some people confuse what after 11.59:59 pm = 12am right?

    I was talking with people at work about this, and not everyone agreed.


    12:00 p.m. = noon; signals the entry into post meridiem
    12:00 a.m. = midnight; signals the entry into ante meridiem

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    if someone ask you meet him/her at "midday" - what time is midday mean to you?


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    How do you put these in your hours?


    Morning = 12.00:00am till 11.59:59am
    Afternoon =
    Evening =
    Night =
     


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    [​IMG] What kind of place do you work at?
    BTW you are right, but this is common knowledge... It is really frustrating when you're the only one that is actually right and the rest are morons, eh? Show either how stupid everyone else is, or from an optimistic side: how much smarter you are. [​IMG]
     
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    Or you can bypass the whole argument and just say 12 noon and 12 midnight.
     
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    This makes complete sense to me. Its incredible how not everyone is able to agree to something as fundamental as this. Do they prefer the military standard? (0000 is 12AM while 1200 is 12PM)

    EDIT: Grammar
     
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    I have always hated the am/pm thingy (we use 24 hour clock in norway) and I cant remember wich is what. someone got a good way to remember them?
     
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    am is morning, pm is night.... "Post Mid-day" PM haha, that's what I was thinking before i knew them by heart...

    but I still think it's a bit weird that it goes from AM to PM on 12... But that's just because I'm used to the 24 hour system´... [​IMG]
     
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    Those people at work said: 11.59:59pm = 12.00:00pm and then 12.00:01am... [​IMG]
     
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    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    I still get mixed up with this, always have. (derp!)
    I think it has something to do with 1 being an "early" number and 12 being a "late" number, 1 being a logical start point, 12 an endpoint.
    Oh, it's 10 PM, then it'll be 11 PM, then it'll be 12 PM (end of number sequence), then it'll be 1 AM (beginning of number sequence.)
     
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    Morning = 12.00:00am still 11.59:59am
    Afternoon = 12:00:00pm till 5:59:00pm
    Evening = 6:00:00pm till 8:59:00pm
    Night = 9:00:00pm till 11:59:00am

    That's how I look at time.
     
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    I just remember that the am/pm thing starts at 12 o'clock. So before 1pm comes 12 pm.

    weird [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] where do you work?!? [​IMG]
     
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    This is only confusing because stupid people get it wrong.
    Unfortunatly the stupid are everywhere.
     
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    From what I've always thought.

    The second it hits midnight (12:00), it is AM.
    The second it hits noon (also 12:00) it is PM.

    I believe that's how most clocks operate anyway. Well, ones that have indicators.
     
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    I wouldn't consider myself stupid (derp!)
    I think it's just a spacial vs. logical brain collision. (Did I say that right? Maybe I am stupid.)
    Again, if 12 was relabeled as 0, it wouldn't be an issue.

    Oboy! Counterintuitive Puzzlers:

    1. A clock strikes six in 5 seconds. How long does it take to strike twelve?
    [title:Answer] Not 10 seconds, but 11 — one second per interval.

    2. A bottle and its cork together cost $1.10. The bottle costs a dollar more than the cork. How much does the bottle cost?
    [title:Answer] Not $1.00, but $1.05.
     
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    I don't understand that one, I would have said 6 hours and 5 seconds. Or, if you're referring to the second hand only, 35 seconds.

    It has me confuzzled [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] What he meant probably is that the hand somehow goes 1 hour per second. [​IMG]
    mthrnite, What do you mean... [​IMG]
     
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    An easy way to remember would just be that the PM/AM shifts happen on the 12's.

    Whatever it just was, it is now the other.
     
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    I was going to post my response but mthrnite's just baffled the hell outta me :'(
     
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    Sorry, it doesn't pay to word a puzzle carelessly, my bad.
    Consider a grandfather clock, it is either 12 noon or midnight, the clock will start to chime, if the sixth chime happens in 5 seconds, how long does it take to chime 12.

    You want to say 6th chime is 5 seconds, so 12th chime (6x2=12) would be in 10 seconds (5x2=10), when actually, you can deduce that;
    [title:Was it all worth it?]
    The 1st chime started it all off at 0 seconds
    2nd at 1 second
    3rd at 2s
    4th at 3s
    5th at 4s
    6c at 5s (there's your five seconds for the sixth chime)
    7c at 6s
    8c at 7s
    9c at 8s
    10c at 9s
    11c at 10s
    and finally 12 chimes at 11 seconds.

    I think I got that right, honestly, I'm confused now! Brain Hurt!
     
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    *wraps tape around head to stop it from exploding*
     

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