Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1993 07:45:39 EST From: Robert Kelly Subject: Re: Half Past the Hour Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, I never heard any other expression for the middle of the hour except half-past /h[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]p.p[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]st/ (where [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] is digraph). Three thirty was radio talk, we said half-past. Some Britons I know pronounce three thirty as "half four." rk