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

Posted by Al on April 04, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Daylight Saving Time or is it Daylight Savings Time? posted by Einstein 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).

: There is only one answer to that: e=mc2

Irrespective or irregardless of how you say it or spell it, it must be among the more silly things to become more or less standardized in the last century. Grrrrr (I have no problem getting up earlier or falling to sleep. I just get pissed at having to reset the time on some older appliances.)!