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    Re: Sexagesimal (was Newbie - Variation..)
    From: Yves Arrouye
    Date: 2002 Feb 25, 01:03 -0800

    > > But, wait, there's more!  Is noon 12AM or 12PM?  What about midnight?
    >
    > Noon cannot be "ante-meridien" nor "post-meridien" since it is
    > "meridien" itself. (Hope I have the Latin spelling right. High school
    > was very long ago!) Hence it must be "12 noon", not "12am" nor "12pm".
    > But if you really want to give it one designation or the other, it would
    > have to be "12am" since it follows one minute after 11.59am.
    
    Which is very unfortunate when reality hit :)
    
    Anybody has pointers on when/why the 12am for midnight and 12pm for noon
    where introduced? It's nice to see that the NIST wants 12 noon and not 12pm,
    but then who decided about the other ones?
    
    YA
    
    
    

       
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