At the Olympics: time reference

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Fri Sep 12 14:54:58 UTC 2008

Clearly (!), this is a reference to the smog conditions in China,
where it's _always_ "evening".
('Sorry, Randy.)

Poster:       Barbara Need <bhneed at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      At the Olympics: time reference

I have now heard several people at the Olympics, reporters and
athletes, refer to events which have taken place during the morning
as having taken place "this evening" (which is when they are showing
in the States). For instance, last night, a female swimmer, when
talking about her recently completed gold-medal win, said just that.
But the meet was in the morning!


Barbara Need

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