[tz] Why is `Etc/UCT` not an alias of `Etc/UTC`?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Wed Mar 6 18:46:50 UTC 2019

On 2019-03-05 16:14, John Hawkinson wrote:
> Guy Harris wrote on Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 03:07:31 PM -0800:
>> Is there any information about whether "UTC" or "UCT" is the more commonly 
>> used abbreviation in documents in English?
> Huh? Isn't it clear that essentially *no one* uses "UCT" ever?

Most normal people who may have heard of UTC and wish to refer to it but don't
care about correctness or details are likely to think of it as UCT or CUT: some
bloggers, amateur journalists, and posters of that sort probably account for the
non-UTC hits.
[Consider the fantastical stories people come up when asked about non-obvious or
imaginary topics by street interviewers for late night shows. Some Canadian
shows sent comedians on to American campuses to gather academic views on
Canadian and world topics, and the results were as inaccurate and fantastical as
those expressed on late night shows: search for "Talking to Americans" e.g. a
woman condemned Canada’s plan to pummel caribou to death with Timbits ;^> ]

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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