Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 05:00:40 -0600 From: Tim Frazer Subject: Re: (Fwd) Re: half past All humor aside this time. My wife and I represent different parts of U.S. (n. Florida and n Illinois, respectively). We are both familiar with half past seven, but would be morelikely to say seven-thirty. Half-past seems slightly bookish and less normal to me; her feelings are somewhat the same though more qualified.