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Half past

Posted by Lotg (OZ) on July 28, 2004

In Reply to: Meet me at half six, for example posted by Gary on July 28, 2004

: : Does half six in Britain mean the half goes before or after? (ie is half six 5:30 or 6:30)?

: : Thanks,

: : Jackie

: 6:30.

The term was originally 'half past six'. In Australian anyway, and probably I imagine the UK too, the 'half six' version evolved more among the working classes.