Your preferred time format?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Hachibei, Mar 25, 2009.

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Which one do you use?

  1. 12-hour (ie: 8:00 AM, 8:00 PM)

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  2. 24- hour (ie: 8:00, 20:00)

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  3. Military (ie: 0800 hour)

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  4. Other (?!)

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  1. Hachibei
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    Hachibei GBAtemp Fan

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    Just curious, but what time format do you guys use?

    I personally use 12-hour time, because that's the format I was taught and because, to the best of my knowledge, it's the standard format where I live.
     


  2. shaunj66

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    24hr simply because there is less confusion regarding AM/PM.
     
  3. mcp2

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    24 hour clock, very easy to use, separate numbers for AM/PM, love it.
     
  4. Little

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    writing use 24 hr, spoken use am/pm

    random eh
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Seriously though 24 hour when writing things, speaking varies between all three depending on the person I am speaking to and the method I am doing it by (phones and radios seem to have a lot of noise).

    My guess most of the slightly older UK people will use 24 Hour, the younger ones will lean towards 12 for general use but understand 24 hour and/or military due to the way things are taught and the pervasive tendencies of US English.
     
  6. Smartpal

    Smartpal The Guitar Guy

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    24 hr time just because I like it. [​IMG]
     
  7. da_head

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    +1
     
  8. DeadLocked

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    24-hour for everything except speaking.


    How cool does this sound? Meet you at alpha base at 21 hundred hours!
    How lame does this sound? Meet you at alpha base at 9 O' Clock in the evening... sharp... (By that time, you're KIA)

    But no, only military commanders are allowed to speak 24 hour during briefing and combat lol.
     
  9. Maz7006

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    24 hours, because im more used to it, also gets rid of the fuss with AM/PM
     
  10. Seven

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    24. I simply don't like letters in my time. I do, however, frequently interchange between then if required without much difficulty.
     
  11. layzieyez

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    I'm in the military so I'm on military time.
     
  12. Destiny

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    24 hour.

    Simply because there's less confusion between AM/PM and I just like 24 hour more than 12 hour. 12 hour can really bug me.
     
  13. Awdofgum

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    I remember when I first got my DS and I saw that it used the 24 hour format. I didn't really know how to tell time from it and I was always kind of mad at the fact that it used that format. lol

    But I learned how to tell time from it eventually.
     
  14. ball2012003

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    12 very simple
     
  15. OmerMe

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    24- hour
    It's used where I live :P
     
  16. Santee

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    i noticed that when somebody asked me what time it was and since it was my first time seeing it i had to do math for about 5 mins cause i was taught 12 hour time and everybody i know uses it.
     
  17. raulpica

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    24-hour. But I use mostly the 12-hour one when speaking.
     
  18. Mimoy

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    I had to do the same thing too, but not just once. I do it several times when I see 24 hour time because I'm not really used to it as I was taught 12 hour time.
     
  19. Joe88

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    you can just say it as 9PM

    anyway living in the US on the east coast
    ive never seen anyone or heard anyone using the 24 hour system

    guess its a region thing
     
  20. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    12 hour. Never met anyone that speaks or writes in anything else.