Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1993 10:57:51 -0800

From: "Thomas L. Clark" tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU

Subject: Re: noon and points around it

Your message dated: Wed, 1 Dec 1993 00:39:12 CST


Quarter to noon, half past noon. Sure. Noon thirty? No.

But dark thirty was often when my father went to bed. Sometimes we had to

work in the fields till dark thirty to get things finished. We said so, but

it didn't really happen.


Wow! I thought "dark-thirty" was something my father (b. Mason City, IA)

made up and used. I'd never heard of anyone else using it until you

just did.