Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pet Peeve No. 591

Does anybody know what the S in 10:30 EST stands for? Evidently few publicists do. When one tells me in late May that I should call someone at that time, do they want me to make the call on Standard time, or do they mean 10:30 EDT - Eastern Daylight Time? Because 10:30 EST would be 9:30 - an hour earlier. I've confused so many publicists who only seem to recognize the E as relevant in that initial string that I now assume that they mean EDT, no matter what they write.

This post is so poindexter-ish I almost can't stand myself, but so it goes.

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