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4AM in the morning. - Ed's journal
sobrique
sobrique
4AM in the morning.
Ok, look I know you want to emphasise that it's really early and everything, but do you _have_ to specify a time as "4AM in the morning"?
I mean, AM is Ante Meridiem - quite literally 'before the middle of the day'.
Either or, please. 4 in the morning or 4AM is fine.
4 in the morning in the morning just seems daft.

Incidentally - the Romans used 'Ante-Meridian' literally - 4 AM was 4 hours before noon.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 18th, 2010 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)

0400

English is full of redundancy - who needs vowels anyway?
jorune From: jorune Date: March 18th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: 0400

Certainly not the Czechs.
ed_fortune From: ed_fortune Date: March 18th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Tautology

It's almost as annoying as PIN number.
draxar From: draxar Date: March 18th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Tautology

Ah RAS syndrome.

There are worse examples, like your Personal PIN Number, which is RedundAnt RAS Syndrome
purp1e_magic From: purp1e_magic Date: March 18th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Many languages use this form as a stress. Many words can be said double instead of a word like 'very'. Also certain phrases add redundancy as stress. "suwaare" as opposed to "suraar na por ma", "wellu" as opposed to "wellu wellu"
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 18th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have seen worse. You will also find it written as 04:00 am in the morning. For those that like to confuse their 24 and 12 hour clocks as well as adding redundancy.

Elaine
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