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[Comments] (4) Daylight Savings Time Mnemonic: I can feel it in my bones (or in the fact that I inhabit a world of near-permanent darkness); it's almost time to flip the DST bit in my time zone's time struct. Most daylight-savings-time sufferers know the mnemonic for which direction you go when going on or off daylight savings time: spring forward, fall back. But since the two changes cancel each other out, I could never remember whether the purpose of daylight savings time was to bottle the bounteous daylight of summer, or to hoard the precious daylight of the winter months.

Then I realized that you could use the exact same mnemonic to remember this as well. In spring you go on Daylight Savings Time, and in the fall you go off it. Spring on, fall off. Pretty slick, no? Too bad they already gave out the Nobels this year.

The other thing you can do is live in the UK, where the name of the Daylight Savings timezone is British Summer Time.

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Posted by Sean Neakums at Fri Oct 22 2004 12:50

And of course here we have Irish Summer Time, which like many Irish innovations is both identical and vastly superior to the British kind.

Posted by Alyson at Fri Oct 22 2004 13:03

Atticus and Samuel are sensing the time change, too. They are waking up earlier and earlier every morning. And I thought the darkness would keep them asleep longer, silly me. *loves to you*

Posted by Rachel at Fri Oct 22 2004 14:53

I'll do the second...

Posted by Susie at Fri Oct 22 2004 19:55

I think Daylight Savings Time is stupid and outdated. You can also tell when it's on and off because right now I am in MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) and in two weeks I'll be in MST (Mountain Standard time). The time lady will tell you that when you call her.


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