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Listen in, listen Ian!

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[Nov. 23rd, 2007|11:15 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!

If you say to someone in your office "I'll do task X this morning." does that mean you will do task X:

Before noon?
Before lunchtime?

[User Picture]From: katstevens
2007-11-23 11:30 am (UTC)
Noon IS lunchtime!
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-11-23 12:50 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: chiller
2007-11-23 11:43 am (UTC)
Noon means eleven in my job because my clients are in Europe. BAH.
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[User Picture]From: hoshuteki
2007-11-23 11:53 am (UTC)
But lunchtime could be *anytime*. Why only a couple of days ago I left my wallet at home so there was no lunchtime. Sometimes, though, "I'll do it this morning" means "I will never do it because it is boring and stupid so go away".
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-11-23 12:25 pm (UTC)
I think if you haven't had your lunch break by around 2pm then that is probably where the morning ends. So I think "I'll do it this morning" roughly means "I'll do it before I go for lunch, or by 2pm, whichever is the later".
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-11-23 12:39 pm (UTC)
Morning = before 12
Lunch could be anytime therefore if you say you'll do something this morning and don't have lunchtime until 2 or 3pm and do the thing for them at, say, 1.59pm it's totally not morning anymore no matter how you try to stretch it.
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2007-11-23 01:24 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bonyandidle
2007-11-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bonyandidle
2007-11-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
If I meant before lunch, I'd say before lunch (which is usually after 1pm for me); if I meant before noon, I'd say this morning
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