Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1993 19:01:34 -0600
From: Daniel S Goodman-1 dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Half Past the Hour
Radio announcers seem to usually say things like "fifteen minutes in front
of the hour." I'd guess this to be a way of not offending listeners by
not using someone else's usual form.
Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]maroon.tc.umn.edu