Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1993 10:57:51 -0800 From: "Thomas L. Clark" 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. > DMLance 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. ------------------------------------------------------- Thomas L. Clark English Department UNLV 89154 tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]