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Message de kiwy posté le 09-11-2014 à 20:34:47 (S | E | F)
si at midday et at noon sont équivalents pour parler de midi ou de l'heure de midi ( repas ), l'un est il mieux que l'autre ?
Merci pour vos réponses..
Modifié par lucile83 le 09-11-2014 20:36
Réponse: 12 am/ aide de sherry48, postée le 09-11-2014 à 22:01:48 (S | E)
I think noon or noon time is used most frequently in the US.
Réponse: 12 am/ aide de kiwy, postée le 10-11-2014 à 12:15:25 (S | E)
Thanks, but in USA and UK too ?
Kiwy from Belgium.
Réponse: 12 am/ aide de violet91, postée le 10-11-2014 à 12:29:07 (S | E)
One could say they are identical . To my opinion,I should think 'noon' is a little less common use than midday, more literary somehow .
At noon ( 12 o'clock AM )and at midday both mean 12 AM ; midday might have a more flexible meaning = at lunchtime .
Réponse: 12 am/ aide de kiwy, postée le 10-11-2014 à 18:36:46 (S | E)
Hello, thanks a lot, now it's clear.
See you soon.
Réponse: 12 am/ aide de jonquille, postée le 11-11-2014 à 02:08:54 (S | E)
I'm not sure how it is looked at in Europe, but here 12 AM means midnight, and 12 PM means noon.
I agree with Sherry, the word "noon" or "noontime" is used more frequently than "midday" in the .
Réponse: 12 am/ aide de violet91, postée le 11-11-2014 à 12:27:21 (S | E)
Hello jonquille ,
Thank you for rising that interesting point ! ' Accepted and conventional rules ' . Actually , we'd better use midday or noon and midnight , avoiding the problem of the abbrevation informing about the position before or after the Meridiem ! or 12 midday, 12 noon -12 midnight . O'clock explicit enough ...
Noon hour , noon time , midday : 12 am or pm ?
Midnight : 12 pm or am ? ......a 'toughie ' question. How about looking at it on 'logical and astronomical' points of view : here are links which could help or puzzle a little more ( I am not a specialist though , therefore unassertive ) :
-The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language has a usage note on this topic: "By convention, 12 AM denotes midnight and 12 PM denotes noon. Because of the potential for confusion, it is advisable to use 12 noon and 12 midnight."Many U.S. style guides, and NIST's "Frequently asked questions (FAQ)" web page, recommend that it is clearest if one refers to "noon" or "12:00 noon" and "midnight" or "12:00 midnight" (rather than to "12:00 p.m." and "12:00 a.m.").In Britain, various conventions are employed. TV mag, "Sun" newspaper, London, 17 December 2005 uses "noon (12.00)" and "midnight (0.00)" ( wik.)
This is perhaps the trickiest time question of them all. The best answer is that the terms 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. cause confusion and should not be used.
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