Poll 2014-03-09 When someone near me says "Daylight Savings Time" instead of "Daylight Saving Time" I ...
When someone near me says "Daylight Savings Time" instead of "Daylight Saving Time" I ...
Politely inform them that there is no "s" at the end of word "saving"
1 vote (1%)
Obnoxiously correct their error, as I would any grammar mistake
3 votes (4%)
Silently cringe to myself
15 votes (19%)
Let the error pass, 'tis a minor thing
16 votes (20%)
Wait, there really is no "s" at the end?
39 votes (48%)
We don't use that silly adjustment here, you insensitive clod!
7 votes (9%)
Reply 20 comments

Slipery Slope (Score: 2, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-03-09 21:45 (#BP)

If an atrocity like this persists, then what next? Allowing "X Windows" to pass?

Re: Slipery Slope (Score: 1)

by danieldvorkin@pipedot.org on 2014-03-09 23:45 (#BV)

As long as no one catches the HIV virus from an ATM machine, we're cool.

Re: Slipery Slope (Score: 1)

by lhsi@pipedot.org on 2014-03-11 22:30 (#GE)

If you use the right PIN number you should be fine

I'd live with it if (Score: 1)

by slash2phar@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 12:39 (#C8)

we could make "winningest" go away.

This whole time (Score: 2, Funny)

by sleazyridr@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 14:58 (#CF)

I've lived my entire life up to this point thinking that "Daylight Savings Time" was the correct wording. I intend to become a zealot for the correct nomenclature, similar to a born-again Christian proselytizing to anyone who'll listen (or at least stand within earshot long enough.)

Re: This whole time (Score: 2, Insightful)

by fortinj1354@pipedot.org on 2014-03-12 06:28 (#GS)

Yeah I was never aware of this either. Time to convert the heathens!

Missing option (Score: 1)

by gnome@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 16:59 (#CY)

We use that silly adjustment here but not its English name, you insensitive clod!

just say no to DST (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-03-10 18:26 (#D4)

can't we make it end? there is no reason to have the changing of time.
and we don't save any time... I rather see it as the commercial powers that push this onto us is forcefully borrowing an hour from us and then giving it back half a year later - without paying any interest! I demand at least 10 minutes interest if I would lend out this hour :-O

but really, just don't do any daylightsavingtime aka "summer time" this year!
+extra bonus: If we stop do it anymore the name/spelling would not matter :-)

Re: just say no to DST (Score: 1)

by chromas@pipedot.org on 2014-03-15 01:44 (#JM)

You're right. It's like our money isn't enough for the banks; they're coming to take our time, too. And then we'll need time transplants, so the medical industry profits as well. Plus it's not funny anymore because comedy is all about timing, much like my post.

I think we should go back to calling it "War Time" (Score: 2, Informative)

by norstadt@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 20:51 (#DC)

In 1976, when the government evaluated the effects of DST, they found no significant energy savings. They did find that year-round DST kills children on their way to school.


Re: I think we should go back to calling it "War Time" (Score: 1)

by koen@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 21:07 (#DF)

In my country (Belgium), DST was introduced by the German invaders in 1916 (damn, wrong World War for a Godwin).

Interesting (Score: 1)

by billshooterofbul@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 20:57 (#DE)

I think I always knew an s doesn't belong there, but it kind of does. People use it. It doesn't sound that bad. I say we keep it, and banish the lack of S.

Also, lets let bygones be bygones and just accept:

- that effects and affects can be used interchangably.
- all intensive purposes is okay
- alot is understood.

English is a bastardized language that changes based on usage, not via ivory tower grameriticians. or academies.

Re: Interesting (Score: 2, Insightful)

by norstadt@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 21:15 (#DG)

It's one in the same!


Savings? We all love savings! (Score: 2, Funny)

by skarjak@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 21:40 (#DN)

In this consumerist society, is there anything better than savings? I propose we rename it to Daylight 30% off Time!

Re: Savings? We all love savings! (Score: 2, Insightful)

by aighearach@pipedot.org on 2014-03-12 22:12 (#H8)

Well, it sounds better than Daylight 5% off time, but those are some long hours you have on your planet.

evolution of language (Score: 1)

by eviljim@pipedot.org on 2014-03-11 04:43 (#EB)

I read somewhere recently that the english language evolves, if enough people start saying one thing one way it becomes the proper way... so do nothing and wait long enough and you'll be wrong.

Subtle rebellion? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-03-11 10:46 (#EE)

They can make us change the clocks. We can show disrespect by messing with the terminology.

New meme please! (Score: 2, Interesting)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-03-11 13:27 (#EF)

I like these polls, but would humbly suggest we find something other than the "insensitive clod" phrase, which is too tightly linked with another site that probably has more lawyers than we do, and which is getting tired, anyway. Suggestions, anybody? Here are some of my (lame) ideas.

X ... so pipe down, already
X ... and that's the way we like it!
X ... so get offa my lawn!
X ... and that's the facts
X ... YAWN
X ... ya hipster douchebag
X ... take your poll and shove it
X ... OMG, so bored
X ... because Wikileaks predicted it
X ... because the NSA is watching me.

I like the pipe joke, because it fits the site, but my heart is really set on the hipster douchebag joke, because everything is funnier if you add "ya hipster douchebag" at the end of it. And actually it's about time to start making fun of the NSA, just because it makes the current state of affairs easier to bear.

My humble suggestions.

Least of my problems (Score: 1)

by tempest@pipedot.org on 2014-03-13 18:45 (#HQ)

I struggle to even say Daylight Savings time instead of referring to it like "fast time" and "slow time" like my grandmother did.