Military Time

Military time is a way of keeping track of the hours using twenty-four hours instead using twelve hour intervals with a.m. or p.m. to differentiate between morning and evening. It’s known as the 24-hour clock around the world, but this is America and we call it military time, because violence. It’s convenient in that you don’t have to specify a.m. or p.m. but it’s inconvenient because you have to do math. If someone tells you that it’s 22:37, you have to subtract twelve hours to find the real time. 22 minus 12 is 10, so 22:37 is 10:37 p.m. I’m not a fan of military time. I’m not used to it and I don’t like change. There’s not much wrong with using a.m. or p.m. It doesn’t take much time to write it out and you don’t have to do math. I just want to know the time. I don’t want to have to think.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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