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This would be British.

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This would be British.

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Mostly "half nine" will mean "half past nine" ... but I'm sure different regions of Britain have different usages (different sides of the beck in Little Marshwick probably have different usages). It's bound to mean "half of nine" somewhere.

Aren't you up dangerously late for your time zone?

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Aren't you up dangerously late for your time zone?
834992 Uh, it was 9 when I posted that. So no. :nope:
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834989 When a Dutchman says half nine it's 8:30, when a Brit says it it is almost always 9:30.
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Dutchman is going to make people late for their appointments.

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Yeah, us Brits tend to use it as shorthand for 'half past nine'.

I suppose logically we could say "half nine" for 8:30 and "nine half" for 9:30 - that would give two ways of saying each half-past time though, and since when did logic apply to language? It would make more sense for "quarter nine" and "nine quarter" where the two times are different, but I've never heard anyone say a time like that - they always bother to put in the words "to" or "past" when using quarter times. Often people will say just "quarter to" or "quarter past" or "half past" without giving the hour number - they assume you already know the hour or will guess the hour correctly, or it doesn't matter (for example with bus timetables when a bus arrives at "quarter to" the hour throughout the day).

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834989 When a Dutchman says half nine it's 8:30, when a Brit says it it is almost always 9:30.
Which causes great confusion in South Africa when Afrikaaners and English try to understand each other (which is not that often).

Anyway, half nine is clearly 4.5.

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A count correction. This is the kind of thing that happens when you have this kind of thing.
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