I hate when people make a reference to AM or PM when talking about time and then throw in a reference to either morning, evening or night. It’s a redundancy. And a particularly annoying one.

This morning on the ABC it was used over and over again. Like nails on a chalkboard. Warren Boland was giving a teaser to an upcoming segment about businesses opening their doors at 6.30am during winter – convenience stores I think. And in the space of 2 minutes must have referred to “6.30AM in the morning” about 12 times. It drove me to distraction. And now, I’m sharing my rant with you.

If you are going to refer to the time, and add the AM/PM suffix – do not tell me what part of the day that is in. It insults my intelligence. And yours.

That is all.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

3 thoughts on “AM/PM”

  1. What I hate is people writing AD after the date. As if there was any confusion…

    The briefing told us all to do it a few years back. As a way of witnessing. Dumb.

    1. I hate that too. But I kind of understand where they’re coming from because I also hate BCE.

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