Hello Barrie (Mortimer),
I agree that the terms 12am and 12pm does cause confusion, and that neither is technically correct - though, personally, I have always taken it, that 12am is midnight, and 12pm is afternoon.
The 12-hour clock is causing worldwide problems, and to avoid any ambiguity, airlines, railroads, and insurance companies use 12:01am for an event beginning the day, 11:59pm for ending it.
Barrie, I’m glad that you brought this up, as I had never thought of it before; so, in future, I will try to avoid posting at noon or midnight.
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