Distinguishing between EDT and EST. by pomeline

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Distinguishing between EDT and EST.
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I have complained about this before, but...

Please don't refer to "EST" when describing the time of your (proposed) meeting. Right now we are on Daylight Saving Time, pretty much everywhere, so EST is the wrong abbreviation.

EST means "Eastern Standard Time," which is what you use from November to March. The correct abbreviation between March and November is EDT, which means "Eastern Daylight Time." It's also perfectly acceptable to just say "ET" for "Eastern Time." I have discovered recently that people do not realize that EST means something specific and not just "Eastern time."

And, if you're talking about a meeting in Arizona, it's MST right now, as they don't switch for Daylight Saving Time, so that middle letter matters.

While I'm at it: Yes, Indianapolis and most of Indiana is in the Eastern time zone, and for the last 20 years or so, it has observed Daylight Saving Time. So we are on the same time as NYC and all the rest. 

Thank you for attending my TEDT talk.
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@pgveer ·
Are there actual studies proving that daylight "savings" time deserves its name?
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