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    AM/PM, [was] Sexagesimal (was Newbie - Variation..)
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2002 Feb 25, 10:12 -0500

    Yves-
      That's not what the NIST alone wants. 
    Look at every "Manual of Style" used by any writer or editor. The habit of 
    12AM/12PM is a popular mistake best attributed to illiteracy, something that 
    we all suffer from to some degree. Actually a double and sometimes triple 
    mistake since the AM/PM are supposed to be small caps when written, never 
    upper case, never lower case, never used with periods in them.
     Or it could just be our Colonial misappropriation...Surely, "meridien" means 
    the whole bit came from France and was not started here? In school we were 
    taught "midi", not even "meridien".
    
    
    

       
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