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#101021 - 04/15/03 01:26 PM Re: 12 times tables
Capfka Offline
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Most of us who use the 24-hour clock as the norm have no trouble (or even consciously think) about converting it into "o'clock". Like, now it's 19:21 hours, which is 21 minutes past 7. Don't care which it is.

The 12 times table was taught because of the pound, 20 shillings to the pound, 12 pence to the shilling. I used to remember the 13, 14 and 15 times tables as well, but they've died for lack of use ...


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#101022 - 04/15/03 02:43 PM Re: 12 times tables
sjm Offline
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Most of us who use the 24-hour clock as the norm have no trouble (or even consciously think) about converting it into "o'clock". Like, now it's 19:21 hours, which is 21 minutes past 7. Don't care which it is.

Agreed. If I'm at the PC and my wife asks me the time, I will read off the PC's display, in 24-hour format. Just to add to the fun, we also have a "left-handed clock, in which the definitions of clockwise and anticlockwise are the opposite of those considered the norm.


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#101023 - 04/15/03 03:21 PM Re: 12 times tables
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12 times tables

We learned the 12 tmes tables when I was in grammar school, here, too, Rhuby. "8 times 12 is 96!" See?!


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#101024 - 04/15/03 04:17 PM 24-hour clock
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I dunno about other English-speaking countries, but in the two non-English speaking places I lived, Vienna and São Paulo, people routinely said fünfzehn Uhr and dezenove horas, respectively, and, of course, depending on the time. I like 24-hour clocks and all ours that can be set that way, are.


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#101025 - 04/15/03 10:35 PM Revolutionary time
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In reply to:

If the hours in our days were evenly divisible by 10, I wouldn't mind--that would be an easy calculation.


Been there, done that:

The French Revolutionary Calendar (or Republican Calendar) was officially adopted in France on October 24, 1793 and abolished on 1 January 1806 by Emperor Napoleon I. It was used again briefly during under the Paris Commune in 1871. The French also established a new clock, in which the day was divided in ten hours of a hundred minutes of a hundred seconds - exactly 100,000 seconds per day.


http://webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-french.html

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#101026 - 04/15/03 10:38 PM Re: Revolutionary time
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The French also established a new clock, in which the day was divided in ten hours of a hundred minutes of a hundred seconds - exactly 100,000 seconds per day.
Yep--I musta remembered that from a previous life!



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#101027 - 04/16/03 07:22 AM Back to to lant
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Shucks, tsuwm: there is absolutely nothing to go on here.


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#101028 - 04/16/03 07:24 AM Re: Revolutionary time
vanguard Offline
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Wow - I never knew about "Revolutionary" years and time, etc. Now I feel like a "ignernt merikan" for sure...

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#101029 - 04/16/03 10:15 AM Re: Back to to lant
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Oh, come, on AnnaS...should be obvious to a Southern girl:

"He'all tain't the best person to lant money to, 'cause y'all never git it back."

--WO'N (not so) Obvious


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#101030 - 04/16/03 11:13 AM Re: Back to to lant
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ASp>there is absolutely nothing to go on here.

yes! (juan obvious notwithstanding)
eight entries to date and no armadillo(s) amongst them. <g>


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