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World Cup 2006: What Does 12:00am Mean To You?

Mate, what does 12:00 mean to you? Does it mean tomorrow or tonight?

Oh, I forgot,

I missed the Australia and Brazil game. Everyone was waiting for me at bbq but after a slight, yet typical communication mishap I missed the game.

Here is the reason. It's such a simple thing but could actually cause alot of confusion!

I asked when the game was and THEY (many Chinese people) all said 'Monday 12:00'.

To me or us in Australia and other western countries that actually means Monday night at midnight as we include midnight and the early hours in our 'night' when we speak.

Over here or in non-English speaking countries when they say 'Monday 12:00' they mean it literally. They actually do mean Monday morning 12:00am which for us is Sunday night 12:00.

Turning up a night late to bbq was a REAL BUGGER FOR ME!

All I can say is thank gawd it was only a football game and not a plane flight or a date with a girl who loves the pigs eye experience!

Beers N Noodles to ya

Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

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