Posted by: Jack Henry | June 12, 2012

Editor’s Corner: Time Zones

Today is a quick follow-up to yesterday’s topic of “time.” This information is from the “time zone” section in the Chicago Manual of Style. According to our house dictionary, Merriam-Webster, the spelled out versions of eastern, central, and mountain, are often capitalized.

Time zones, where needed, are usually given in parentheses—for example, 4:45 p.m. (CST).

GMT Greenwich mean time

EST eastern standard time

EDT eastern daylight time

CST central standard time

CDT central daylight time

MST mountain standard time

MDT mountain daylight time

PST Pacific standard time

PDT Pacific daylight time

“I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.”

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