British dating style

21 Feb

This change was implemented subsequently in Protestant and Orthodox countries, usually at much later dates.

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The 24-hour notation is used in timetables and in some computer and other technical applications; computers running Microsoft Windows with UK regional settings display time in 24-hour notation by default.

The 24-hour notation is used more often than in North America – especially for bus, train and airline timetables – but not as commonly as in much of the non-English-speaking world.

The BBC has been using 24-hour notation in its online radio and TV guides for many years, though ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5 still maintain 12-hour notation.

In British English, the expression "half [hour]" is used colloquially to denote 30 minutes past the hour.

For example, "half ten" means (without specifying morning or night).