Did anyone else thing "quarter to three" meant 25 minutes until 3:00 when you were little...because a quarter was worth 25 cents? I think I was well into middle school before I made the connection that they call it a QUARTER because it's a quarter of a dollar.
I hear you, Doc Z. I have the same trouble. It is also the reason I had (have?) trouble with fractions. The educational system wanted to hold me back in Second Grade because of this. There were many after school sessions and lots of tears.
I don't even really understand 'quarter to'. Is that quarter of an hour allotted to the hour at hand or is it a quarter of an hour until the next hour.
I'm pretty bad with these kinds of abstractions. If I say 'left', roughly 30% of the time, I'm referring to something on the right. Just last month, I was tooling around with an RC helicopter with Maestra and my brother and I said it was pitching to the left when it was actually pitching right at least half a dozen times. Over and over. They would correct me and I just kept saying the incorrect direction.
Also, I hate it when people round the time to quarter/half past/etc. If I ask you what time it is, please tell me it's 4:29. I'm not asking you what time it will be in one minute or five minutes. I want to know the time, as best your point-of-reference can convey.
I hope I don't disturb you, but I will ask if you can help me with something.
I would really like to know where I can buy the watch? If you know it?
Have you a link to a website or something?
Sorry, if my english is bad! :-)
If you don't have any millions to give to me portion for assist you as your uncle King Ululua just died and the only way to get fortunes out of Ghana is to have me hand over my bank account information...well, then. You're just wasting my time.