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Daylight Saving Time

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Don't forget to set your clocks back by 1 hour tonight. Clocks fall back from 1:59 am to 1:00 am.

The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time.

Saving is used here as a verbal adjective (a participle). It modifies time and tells us more about its nature; namely, that it is characterized by the activity of saving daylight. It is a saving daylight kind of time. Similar examples would be a mind expanding book or a man eating tiger. Saving is used in the same way as saving a ball game, rather than as a savings account.

If you were to go drinking:

In the U.S., restaurants and bars have various closing policies. In many states, liquor cannot be served after 2:00 a.m. But at 2:00 a.m. in the fall, the time switches back one hour. So, can they serve alcohol for that additional hour in October? The official answer is that the bars do not stop serving liquor at 2:00 a.m., but actually at 1:59 a.m. So, they have already stopped serving when the time changes from Daylight Saving Time into Standard Time. In practice, however, many establishments stay open an extra hour in the fall.

U.S. Daylight Saving Time Schedule
2004: April 4 - October 31
2005: April 3 - October 30
2006: April 2 - October 29
New Federal Law In Effect
2007: March 11 - Nov. 4
2008: March 9 - Nov. 2
2009: March 8 - Nov. 1
2010: March 14 - Nov. 7
2011: March 13 - Nov. 6


posted by johnwilkx, 3:26 PM

1 Comments:

Our clocks (AUS south-east states) went FORWARE one hour last night ;)

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