I have a little widget on my thing that tells me the weather (saves me looking out of the window in the morning) and the news (saves me looking at the news) - it's one of those useless "isn't modern life great, eh?" things that we wouldn't miss if it were gone except we'd have to look out of the window or read the news.
Yesterday evening one of the headlines was 'Clocks turn back as British Summer Time ends'.
Er, wait. Is this really news? I had a little scroll down to see if there was something else, such as 'It's Sunday, as midnight Saturday passes without hitch', or 'Sun set to come up again say scientists'. Not least the grammatical problems I might have had with said headline - it sort of implied that these anthropomorphised clocks would be turning themselves back, or even turning themselves in... 'Timepieces call truce in war over minutes'.
I mean, I'm all for lazy journalism - as a lazy journalist myself, I think it's great that we can get away these days with cutting corners, copying press releases or simply making things up like our great hero Johann Hari. But seriously now, this clock thing happens every year - twice a year, even. It's one thing warning people, because they do get silly when it comes to following the time, but letting them know it has happened? That's just plain silly.
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