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Re: Daylight Saving Time or is it Daylight Savings Time?

Posted by Fred on April 04, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Daylight Saving Time or is it Daylight Savings Time? posted by ESC on April 04, 2004

: : The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time.

: : Saving is used here as a verbal adjective (a participle). It modifies time and tells us more about its nature; namely, that it is characterized by the activity of saving daylight. It is a saving daylight kind of time. Similar examples would be "dog walking time" or "book reading time". Since saving is a verb describing a single type of activity, the form is singular.

: : Nevertheless, many people feel the word savings (with an 's') flows more mellifluously off the tongue, and Daylight Savings Time is also in common usage, and can be found in dictionaries.

: Either way, losing an hour makes me grouchy.

According to www.timetemperature.com we have this formula:
EDT = EST + 1h = GMT - 4h = Q (Quebec, which is between Papa and Romeo).