RE: [Czechlist] At the top of the hour
- Mirek wrote:
Ad "at the bottom ..." - the question is, which XX. If I hear "at the bottom
of 11", is it 11:30 or 10:30? Remember, in Czech 10:30 = pul jedenacte
AFAIK, the 'at the bottom..." phrase is not used with a number - I usually
hear it on the radio and they would say something like 'traffic updates
always at the bottom of the hour' or some such thing.
"11-hundred" is 11 a.m. military time (at least in the US).
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>As far as the first example goes, I have also heard at >some station: Bus AAATo Americans it sounds like military usage.
> LEAVING AT 11 hundred.
> Is it the same or only some local usage?
> Ad "at the bottom ..." - the question is, which XX. If >I hear "at the bottomYou will never hear "at the bottom of 11", because the specific hour is never named. They will say, "at the bottom of the hour", "at the bottom of the next hour", "at the bottom of the last (previous) hour", "at the top and bottom of each hour", but they never name a specific hour by number.
> of 11", is it 11:30 or 10:30? Remember, in Czech 10:30 >= pul jedenacte