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Re: Summer Time

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:49 pm

It gets even more complex if you visit the Navajo Nation which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah as the Navajo (even the bits in Arizona) have Daylight Savings. But then to make it more complicated, the Hopi Nation, which is a small area inside the Arizona bit of the Navajo Nation, goes along with the rest of Arizona and doesn't have Daylight Savings. :lol:

Wikipedia wrote:The Navajo Nation is the only region within the state of Arizona that observes Daylight Saving Time (DST); it does this to have consistency among its peoples, as some of the Nation is located within two other states that observe DST, Utah and New Mexico. The remainder of Arizona, including the Hopi Reservation, is the only area of the continental United States that does not change its clocks
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Re: Summer Time

Postby wicked woman » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:49 pm

Just realised why the posting times have been an hour off. I forgot to change the clock last autumn. :oops:
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:19 pm

Well at least you don't have to do it today. ;)
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Re: Summer Time

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:57 pm

every clock in my home changes on it's own so i never notice when it happens.

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Re: Summer Time

Postby Penfold » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:12 am

When I worked on the cruise ships sailing from Miami around the Caribbean, we crossed so many time zones that I gave up changing my watch's hands altogether. Days of the week also went out the window and each day was named for whatever port of call we were making (e.g. Miami, Sea day, Barbados, St. Kitts & St. Croix, St. Thomas, Sea day, San Juan, etc.) and because we often sailed ten-day cruises, our week also consisted of ten days rather than the usual seven.
No wonder my bar bill occasionally exceeded my wages! :confusion-seeingstars: :lol:
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Tiffany » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:51 am

Thanks, Tony, I've done it.
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Re: Summer Time

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:29 pm

Thanks Tony.

'When it's teatime in Genua it's Tuesday over here.'

Timezones are confusing beasties, especially when countries switch to daylight saving on different dates. That's one advantage to living on the equator I suppose, no need for them there.
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Conforumist » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:58 pm

Sheesh, you're all a month late! :shock:
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Dotsie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:29 pm

Actually I feel an hour too early. But we're on foreign time so it doesn't matter (even though Portugal switched to daylight savings on Sunday too).
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Natalya » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:03 pm

Hello, everybody! :)
Glad to see all you again! :)

I hope, my English is getting better and better... (as I hope! :))...Yes, at least writing in English is getting easily for me, exactly! :) (Thank you, Sir Terry with Your incredible exciting books which are very good reason for learning English more and more!)

I hope that I 'll be spent more time in forum than before !!! :)

About subject...
We (Russia) haven't changed our Time to summer.
Is it good or bad? As for me - I don't know exactly!
On the one hand, for me personally, it is uncomfortable. Because I work in international corporation and our "Head" is in Italy. That's why I have to write long letters to IT-specialists in Italy and ask they "please-please-please, change the time of our tasks!". But there is holidays in Italy and I have no answer so far :(.
On the other hand: I usually wake up at 5-50 a.m (in work days). If I woke up at 4-50...It would be awful!!!

Have a Happy (beatiful, tender, sunny and color-bright) Spring! ;)
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:09 pm

Always good to see you, Natalya! I think your English is very good indeed. :D

To be honest, I don't know why we still bother with daylight savings. Britain has experimented with doing away with it on a few occasions, but we keep coming back to it.
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Re: Summer Time

Postby wicked woman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:11 pm

Didn't they have DOUBLE daylight saving during the war? Not implying anyone is old enough to remember. :oops: :shifty: Just that you lot are so knowledgable.
I love those long summer evenings sitting in the garden with a glass of wine though. If we get a summer that is. :roll:
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:19 pm

From a Wiki article:

In 1940, during the Second World War, the clocks in Britain were not put back by an hour at the end of Summer Time. In subsequent years, clocks continued to be advanced by one hour each spring and put back by an hour each autumn until July 1945. During these summers, therefore, Britain was two hours ahead of GMT and operating on British Double Summer Time (BDST). The clocks were brought back in line with GMT at the end of summer in 1945. In 1947, due to severe fuel shortages, clocks were advanced by one hour on two occasions during the spring, and put back by one hour on two occasions during the autumn, meaning that Britain was back on BDST during that summer.
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Re: Summer Time

Postby Natalya » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:16 am

Tony, thank you, very interesting information!
I'm going to send it my angry colleagues who count that 'game with time' in our country is exclusive, single in the world :)

To wicked woman: yes, long warm summer evening (next to twilight) is one of the best time, exactly... These are calm and philosophical hours... (at first I read "in the garden with a glass " as "in the garden ... in long grass " :) Sometimes I read faster than need, but in this case it added romantic tune in the inside-sight picture... ). I love the same, too :)
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Re: Summer Time

Postby wicked woman » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:29 pm

Thank you Tony.

No Natalya, it was definitely a glass, full of something nice. ;)
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