Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

12:00 noon, 12:00 midnight

One of my Top 10 pet peeves, up there with people writing it's when they mean its, is people not understanding the difference between 12:00 am and 12:00 pm. But with 12a/12p, I've largely given up and have been known to be heard bitching that we should admit failure as a society and transition away from the "a" and "p" suffixes to something less ambigious.

So imagine my surprise when I saw this today on my itinerary: (!)
SERVICE               DATE  FROM           TO             DEPART  ARRIVE
UNITED AIRLINES       30APR SEATTLE WA     SAN FRANCIS CA 955A    1200N
UA 729               MONDAY SEATTLE TACOMA INTL
W ECONOMY                   AIRCRAFT:      BOEING 737-300
Nice.
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