|MHenke on Jul 23, 2003 at 6:48:44 AM (# 486)|
Hum, what do you mean?
MHenke on Foo 42, 20003 at 235959 AM (# 999)
Something like this?
Well, i don't know... =]
Holophrastic on Jul 23, 2003 at 9:47:41 AM (# 487)
1700 is correct, 17:00 is in error.
hh:mm is incorrect for two reasons
HHMM is correct.
MHenke on Jul 23, 2003 at 10:18:51 AM (# 488)
Well, in this case the ISO guys/gals should've better asked you before they publish faulty standards, Holo !? =]
Holophrastic on Jul 23, 2003 at 2:36:59 PM (# 489)
more like they should know the difference between languange evolution and lingual error.
there is correct and there is faulty.
consider that the purpose of 24-hour is to reduce confusion, and that it is refered to as military time because it is used in the military.
1700 is a number. HHMM is a format. there is no hh:mm because there are no lowercase letters in the military. And I highly doubt there is any radio code for colon.
and seventeen hundred hours has no colon in it.
and the unit is in 60 second increments, not in hours and minutes. you don't say 14.2 kilobytes when you're speaking in bytes, you say 14200 bytes. Because when it matters, you don't abbreviate.
and the reason it's not seventeen hundred minutes is because minutes has a different meaning in nautical measurements. 1700 minutes would be the distance from florida to scotland.
oh, and aside from any reasons what so ever, one is the original, and the other is not. If you are redefining anything, you had better have a reason!
for example, the popular excersize known as pilates (my spelling stinks today) is named after a person of the name Pilates.
The now popular technique called Windsor Pilates is named after a person of the name Windsor.
The soon to be popular physics theory soon to be called The Goldberg Einstein theory of relativity is a retarted way of relabelling something that is obviously not yours.
But it results from people not knowing that Pilates is a name of a person, and not a description of a technique. That's how people look stupid. When they do something out of ignorance that is understood by the observer.
Holophrastic on Jul 23, 2003 at 2:38:09 PM (# 490)
like workaholic, telethon, FBI, and mentee. go ahead, ask me.
Monte on Jul 23, 2003 at 2:51:23 PM (# 491)
You know, one thing that I have noticed about the English language is that often times, something that is grammatically correct sounds very off; it sounds incorrect, yet the sentence may be entirely correct.
Holophrastic on Jul 23, 2003 at 3:13:18 PM (# 492)
in short, never use workaholic because work is not a prefix and aholic is neither a suffix nor a word. A good guess as to the meaning of the non-word would be one who drinks at work.
telethon is not a word. tele means 'over a distance' and 'thon' means nothing. marathon is a word, an atomic word. 'mara' has no meaning.
FBI is not a word. FBI is not an acronym. FBI is incorrect. Acronyms are never pronounced, they are always spoken as individual letters. Acronyms are not capitalized words. Acronyms are multiple abbreviations and as such contain markers to that effect.
F.B.I. is an acronym, FBI is incorrect.
Mentee is a back-formation -- and is incorrect. Employer and employee utilize the verb 'to employ'. A mentor has a protoge. If a mentor has a mentee, then they acknowledge the verb 'to ment' and also acknowledge that they are not worthy of mentoring anyone.