People Are Only Just Discovering What AM and PM Means


Every day, when referring to the time, WE utilise the phrases AM and PM, but do we REALLY know what they mean? 

For many of us, the answer is no, and we simply haven’t given it any attention.

It turns out that most of us weren’t paying attention when we first learned to tell the time, and who pays attention in the first year of school anyway?

Although knowing the acronym isn’t crucial in the world, individuals have been surprised that they didn’t know it before.

They are posting on social media in droves to say how surprised they are that it took them so long to clock in.

What Do AM and PM Mean? was a brief video posted on TikTok by user Amaya Clarke. and she received many replies.

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One person said: “After midnight past midday.”

While another thought it meant: “At morning and past morning.”

A third said: “After midnight and pre afternoon I don’t know that’s what I’ve been told all my life.”

Actually, “ante meridiem” and “post meridiem” are the abbreviations for AM and PM.

These words are in Latin and mean “before noon” and “after noon.”

The news astounded online users, who immediately shared their shock with others.

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