Tag: redundancy


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.


I like good clocks and I can not lie… well I can actually lie, but I do like good clocks. They are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. I especially like clever clocks. Like these:

The Redundant Clock

It’s by Ji Lee who works as a designer for google. He famously designed this cool business card:

And this one… the one I like to call…

The Personal Doomsday Clock

The mechanism has been slowed down so that every number is a year.