ok... what did i miss?

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at goldmark.org
Sun Nov 4 16:35:44 PST 2007

On Nov 4, 2007, at 4:02 PM, icantthinkofone wrote:

> I have the correct time but it says CST for Central Standard.  Why  
> doesn't it say CDST?

Standard time is what we have in the winter.  Daylight Savings time is  
what we have in the summer.  I know this is counter-intuitive since we  
are on Dayling Savings Time for longer than we are on Standard time.   
But when the whole thing was introduced, it was the summer time that  
got shifted.

The above comments are regarding the US.  You mentioned "Central Time"  
so that would be appropriate.

Many other places add an "S" for Summer into zone designation, while  
the US puts an "S" for Standard for the winter time.


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