Posted by Fred on April 04, 2004
In Reply to: 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).