On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 04:47:38PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote: > Now, I want to stop arguing about the descriptions. But just one last > shot. I believe it is factually incorrect to say that you 'lose an > hour' in switching from standard to summer time. It is conventional > wording, it is manifestly untrue. But if people say it often enough, > it becomes something that is used in syllogisms as if it were a fact. To be slightly pedantic about it, if you go to bed at whatever your usual time is before the clocks change and still have to get up at the same (clock) time in the morning as you did the day before, then you do lose an hour of sleep, that night. Then again, by the same argument, seven months or so later you get that hour back, so it all balances anyway. Cheers, Tom -- I once decorated my apartment entirely in ten foot salad forks!!
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