Monday, March 14, 2011

Daylight Savings Time Again


The first Monday after the beginning of Spring Daylight Savings Time is the sleepiest day of the year around my house. We just don't do "springing forward" very well, and this time, my eldest daughter is on a trip to Washington, D.C., so she gets a double time change.

Sigh, but at least we're not alone in our sleep deprivation. Much of the rest of the world is waking up to a new schedule this week too.

Daylight saving time is called "summer time" in Britain, and "Sommerzeit" in Germany, while Italy uses "ora legale" or "legal time."

Notice how I slipped in "daylight saving time" instead of "daylight savings time?" Technically, we should be calling this period "daylight saving time" because the present participle "saving" is used as an adjective.

But, truly, I'm a bit too sleepy to get it right today.

Happy napping!

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