Friday, October 19, 2007

What would you do?

I just got the confirmation from my classmate who participated in the conversation with my professor, that she clearly heard that I said 12pm = noon and 12am = mid night.

So I did express my idea correctly but the professor said I was wrong, unless he learnt his English wrong.

So, if you were me, will you send him an email and tell him that he was wrong?


  1. hmmm...i don;t think i would. Unless i am no longer his/her student, then i would email him.

    You never know where some people might bear a grudge...

  2. you are right. He seems to be a very open minded professor but who knows right?

  3. Yep...better don;t take chances...:)

  4. BE,

    Personally, I would not now but I would after I finish his class.

    If he is an American, he would understand military time.

    No American will refute with military time.

    This is the url :

  5. Anonymous11:25 PM

    interesting..really got me and partner (english teacher!) thinking

    here's what he found :-

    What is Noon and Midnight?
    A.M. and P.M. start immediately after Midnight and Noon (Midday) respectively.

    This means that 00:00 A.M. or 00:00 P.M. (or 12:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.) have no meaning.

    Every day starts precisely at midnight and A.M. starts immediately after that point in time e.g. 00:00:01 A.M. (see also leap seconds)

    To avoid confusion timetables, when scheduling around midnight, prefer to use either 23:59 or 00:01 to avoid confusion as to which day is being referred to.

    It is after Noon that P.M. starts e.g. 00:00:01 PM (12:00:01)

    source :