Re: help me to undertand GMT time!!!!
NO, that was a late Latin thing-- when the Leigons came home from the
Frankish territories, they introduced the idea of merde diem, or sh*tty
day, the regular Roman couldn't pronounce merde, so it became meri. How's
that for "folk entymology"? :)
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Marcelo E. Magallon dixit:
> > John Hasler is correct. The point is there is NO 12 am or 12 pm. As he
> > explained, am means 'ante meridiem'. This `meridiem' [ ... ]
> ¿"meridiem"? are you sure it's not meridian? or is this the Latin form?
> I knew I should have never burnt my Latin dictionary... meri diem?
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