Timezone translations

Oscar van Vlijmen ovv at hetnet.nl
Mon Jun 6 20:13:23 UTC 2005

Webster's (an American English dictionary; Collegiate edition) says:

* daylight saving time: time usually one hour ahead of standard time --
called also daylight time.

* savings: money put by.

* summer time: chiefly British: daylight saving time.

* summertime: the summer season or a period like summer.

* wintertime: the season of winter.

* winter time: [not in the dictionary].

Interestingly, I found in a British dictionary from Penguin Books:

* summer-time: system whereby clocks are put one hour ahead in summer;

Yes, with a hyphen and meaning both, i.e. the American summer time &

Factoid for translators:
In the Dutch language (spoken in The Netherlands and in Belgium - Flanders)
we call DST "zomertijd" and standard time "wintertijd".

Oscar van Vlijmen

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