Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 05:21:39 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Half Past the Hour > "Half past" is the term I learned when I learned English at school (in > Sweden), and also the overwhelmingly common one I've heard used by Brits. I > always assumed that "half past three" was the standard expression, "three > thirty" being an American (USian?) variant. That is, if you don't mean 3.30 That was my assumption until I raised the question a few days ago -- except that I assumed that "three thirty" was the standard expression, with "half past three" being a British variant. ;-) --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]