JANUARY 25, 2014
ANDREW & JARRETT -- gone but not forgotten
- forever in my broken heart.
12 PM is commonly used improper terminology. There is no such thing. If you see it in print it is wrong and
you may have to use context to determine what the writer meant.
The abbreviations AM and PM stand for Ante Meridian and Post Meridian, respectively. The terms ante and
post mean before and after. The term meridian refers to when the sun is at the middle of its arc across the sky.
Nominally the sun is at its meridian at noon. Since it is *at* its meridian this is neither before nor after the
meridian. It *is* the meridian.
Likewise, midnight is neither 12 AM nor 12 PM. It is equally far from both. It is simply 12 midnight.
The military clock is better than the civilian clock for many reasons. One is that eliminates the complexity of
specifically accounting for whether a time is before of after midnight. On the military clock noon is read as
1200 hours, and midnight is read as 2400 hours.
THIS WAS TAKEN AT MOTHER'S 80TH BIRTHDAY
PARTY - EVERYONE IS SMILING. THANK YOU ALL.