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View Poll Results: Which clock system do you prefer and/or wish that the United States should use?
12 hours (AM/PM) 25 40.32%
24 hours (00.00 - 23.59) 37 59.68%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This needs to be in other topics
Why? What topic?
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:35 PM
 
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I prefer the 12 hour clock. I think it's just a more friendly way of telling time.

7:00 PM sounds better than 19.00.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I prefer the 12 hour clock. I think it's just a more friendly way of telling time.

7:00 PM sounds better than 19.00.
Not when setting the alarm clock. My father was almost late for work because he wasn't watching the P.M. dot on his alarm clock. Also, the 12 h format is also hard to count back from the afternoon hours to the morning (e.g. 2, 1, 12, 11, 10--umm...how many hours was that?).
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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True. The 24 hour is more practical.

But I think the 12 hour sounds better in speech. "Meet me at 19.00," just sounds weird.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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True. The 24 hour is more practical.

But I think the 12 hour sounds better in speech. "Meet me at 19.00," just sounds weird.
Nobody says "Meet me at 19.00", people say instead "Meet me at 7 tonight". Nobody talks the numbers when its 24 hr.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Nobody says "Meet me at 19.00", people say instead "Meet me at 7 tonight". Nobody talks the numbers when its 24 hr.
...unless they have a digital watch (set on 24 h mode).
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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train schedules also appear in millitary time( in my neighborhood). I think millitary time is easier to use than the 12 hour system if you say it is 14:51 you automaticly know it is afternoon verses if you say 2:51 you are like 2:51 in the morning? or afternoon? right now it is 14:05
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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All your answers surprise me because last time we did a poll on metric VSs our system. Metric lost by a mile.

Why would that surprise you? 24 hour time isn't metric. We already have a 24 hour day, it's just divided into two 12 hour parts whereas switching to the metric system would be a major ordeal. An hour is an hour but a kilometer isn't a mile. It's comparing apples to oranges.

They tried to switch us to the metric system back in the 1970s and it failed miserably. Some folks have the old 90 KPH speed limit signs that were liberated from the interstates.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I like 12 hour better.
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