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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Depends on context really. If it's not obvious that it's am or pm then use the 24 hour clock (unless you make trailer endboards)
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
dvboy posted:
Depends on context really. If it's not obvious that it's am or pm then use the 24 hour clock ( unless you make trailer endboards )


That's an anonomly of ours, every other country outside of N America seems use the 24 hr clock for trailers etc?
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Shaun Linden Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
At one stage BBC Weather used the 12 hour am/pm format for their forecasts but changed to 24 hours because they said viewers didn’t know that 12am was midnight and 12pm was midday.

That’s a bit sad.


Its sad that most Americans can't get their heads around 24 hour clocks. Has Pointless ever made it to America? You'd spend 45 minutes just explaining how the show works.
IS
Inspector Sands
At one stage BBC Weather used the 12 hour am/pm format for their forecasts but changed to 24 hours because they said viewers didn’t know that 12am was midnight and 12pm was midday.

Though that's not correct - midnight isn't 12am and midday isn't 12pm! Very Happy
IS
Inspector Sands

Its sad that most Americans can't get their heads around 24 hour clocks.

That could be said about base 10 units and a lot of things. Not all of America of course, it's known as 'military time' over there.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
At one stage BBC Weather used the 12 hour am/pm format for their forecasts but changed to 24 hours because they said viewers didn’t know that 12am was midnight and 12pm was midday.

Though that's not correct - midnight isn't 12am and midday isn't 12pm! Very Happy


Depending on who's definition you use, and which version of that definition.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-hour_clock#Confusion_at_noon_and_midnight
PE
Pete Founding member North Reporting Scotland
Thanks, I have a digital clock (the kind that receives the atomic time from WWV Colorado), my iPhone and iPad are all set to 24 hours. I originally did it because of the BBC schedule times on the North American feed were given in the 24 hour format and I screwed up a few times on the conversion.


yeah the conversion is just something you sort of learn without realising. 15 is pronounced 3 and you don't give it a second thought.

that said in the UK we'd always use 15:00 whereas in some other european countries you'll often see 15 on its own.
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commseng London London
The World Service no longer uses the format "fifteen hundred hours, Greenwich Mean Time", but just "15 hours".
Having looked at that wikipedia article, it doesn't help that to stop confusion someone came up with the idea that as noon is neither am or pm, it would be indicated as 12m.
M for Noon obviously.
That's solved that one, no possible confusion there then.
Trebles all round, move along please, nothing to see here.
NG
noggin Founding member
Pete posted:
Thanks, I have a digital clock (the kind that receives the atomic time from WWV Colorado), my iPhone and iPad are all set to 24 hours. I originally did it because of the BBC schedule times on the North American feed were given in the 24 hour format and I screwed up a few times on the conversion.


yeah the conversion is just something you sort of learn without realising. 15 is pronounced 3 and you don't give it a second thought.

that said in the UK we'd always use 15:00 whereas in some other european countries you'll often see 15 on its own.


You often see 15h in some countries rather than just 15.
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Its sad that most Americans can't get their heads around 24 hour clocks.


Or the metric system. Or degrees celsius.
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
That's an anonomly of ours, every other country outside of N America seems use the 24 hr clock for trailers etc?


Seems a bit strange when you see the 24 hour clock virtually everywhere else these days, when written down at least.
IS
Inspector Sands
Not as odd as when you see the sort of times that are used for TV schedules internally which works on a clock that starts at 06:00 and ends at 29:59

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