Rabbits, Watches, & the Missing "S"

Twice a year (at least) I get so confused....I never know what time it is and I always feel just like the White Rabbit --- I'm Late, I'm Late! 

I thought this "Jump Forward, Fall Back" stuff mandated through Daylight Saving Time was meant to help us, not throw us into a tizzy so we run about frantically glancing at our watches just like our furry white friend. And while we are on the subject of craziness, isn’t the word supposed to be Daylight Savings Time? Where the heck is the “s”?

Dare I digress into an English lesson….oh yes, let’s!

Technically, the word “saving” is used in this phrase as an adjective. It describes the kind of time we are talking about: the “saving” kind of time, just like you would describe eco-friendly coffee as “sustainable development” coffee. Or perhaps it could be better written with a dash in the middle, as in: daylight-saving time. In that form, we can liken it how we use the word “man-eating” tiger.

Ok, have I brought back all those repressed memories of high-school English class? (Let the nightmares begin!)

While your head still hurts, let’s ponder this thought I came across on the Internet: “Adding to the confusion is that the phrase Daylight Saving Time is inaccurate, since no daylight is actually saved. Daylight Shifting Time would be better, and Daylight Time Shifting more accurate, but neither is politically desirable.”

Whew!

Regardless of how you look at it, inevitably on this day, we are compelled to correct our clocks and struggle with our bodies as they fight to adjust to the supposed “time” we supposedly just “saved”.

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Does anyone else hate getting up in the dark (or is it just me)?













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