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Why did “noon” used to mean 3:00?
The biggest surprises tend to hide in plain sight. We’ve found this to be true with the origins of words like hello (check it out), and especially the somewhat naughty roots of Miss (read about that here.) With noon, we’ve uncovered a remarkable fact that will change how you think of 12:00. First, some essential background. Clocks and watches are relatively new inventions. Though some timekeeping …
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