I guess it's the 'mobile phone' issue. People are used to seeing the time as 3 or 4 digit numbers.
Hour hand, minute hand, sweep seconds arranged in a circle? #mindblown.
It's the same reason I blame the wholesale reduction of accurately phrased timechecks on radio these days.
Mentioning no names - Nihal on Five Live - when you go to the bottom of the hour news headlines late again.
The time is not 33 minutes past 3 as you keep refering to it on air.
It's 27 minutes to 4.
I've heard 41 minutes past 1 on BBC Local Radio in the past as well. That is just criminal.
I though BBC radio studio clocks had the time displayed as it should be said?
XX minutes past (hour)
Half past (hour)
XX minutes to (hour)
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