Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 04:52:48 -0600 From: Tim Frazer Subject: Re: Half Past the Hour Twenty to and twenty past sound OK to me. But we also have twenty after, and twenty to alternates with twenty till along regional lines. In my part of the contry (Illinois) we have both of the later, since we live in a transitional area. So I, at least, would be reluctant to say there's a U.S. norm.