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MeganScarlett Sun 13-Jan-13 12:59:35

Me and a friend agreed to go out for coffee this morning. Texting each other last night to confirm.

Friend - what time do you want to meet?
Me - Lets say 10?
Friend - Lets make it half past instead.
Me - Great. See you tomorrow.

I get a call at 10 asking where I was. When she said lets make it half past I assumed she meant 10:30, whereas she actually meant 9:30.

Am I the only one who would assume that she meant 10:30?

(this is light-hearted by the way and no one has fallen out or got upset etc)

AngelWreakinHavoc Sun 13-Jan-13 13:00:40

I would have presumed half 10.

onetiredmummy Sun 13-Jan-13 13:01:18

10:30 here smile

TooTiredToBeCreative Sun 13-Jan-13 13:01:22


januaryjojo Sun 13-Jan-13 13:02:11

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YorkshireDeb Sun 13-Jan-13 13:02:30

I'd think half 10 too. X

2blessed2bstressed Sun 13-Jan-13 13:02:39

Half ten here too. Glad you didn't fall out though smile

Birdsgottafly Sun 13-Jan-13 13:02:41

10.30 and especially because it's Sunday!

DeepRedBetty Sun 13-Jan-13 13:03:00

I immediately assumed 10.30 too.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 13-Jan-13 13:03:55


SDeuchars Sun 13-Jan-13 13:04:05

Is she German? (Half 10 in German means "half to 10", otherwise known as 9:30.

domesticdiva Sun 13-Jan-13 13:06:23

Depends, if you are English then yes 10.30. I live abroad and if you say half ten they actually mean 9.30! Though if you say ten thirty that is 10.30!! Trust me it's confusing :-)

Groovee Sun 13-Jan-13 13:06:33

10.30 to me too

chris481 Sun 13-Jan-13 13:08:24

I agree half-ten can mean half-before-ten, depending on your cultural heritage, so I have in the past queried people who used that phrase. However OP claims she actually said "past" which doesn't leave much room for doubt.

MeganScarlett Sun 13-Jan-13 13:13:07

Sorry we are both from the UK and have both never lived abroad at any stage in our life.

Tee2072 Sun 13-Jan-13 13:13:16


whatyoulookinat Sun 13-Jan-13 13:14:32


Shakey1500 Sun 13-Jan-13 13:14:45

Yep 10.30

TheOneWithTheHair Sun 13-Jan-13 13:15:40


Diddydollydo Sun 13-Jan-13 13:16:47


TidyDancer Sun 13-Jan-13 13:17:13

Definitely 10:30.

MegaClutterSlut Sun 13-Jan-13 13:18:01


QOD Sun 13-Jan-13 13:18:06


Link her to the thread so we can laugh at her!

urbanproserpine Sun 13-Jan-13 13:18:12

yep 10.30.

My mum once missed a funeral because my aunt told her it was 'next Thursday'. My mum thought that meant 'the Thursday that is in next week' and my aunt meant 'the next Thursday that comes along' - I think it was a Monday or Tuesday when they spoke...

lottiegarbanzo Sun 13-Jan-13 13:18:33


Ten had been mentioned, so was clearly the hour being discussed. She missed out the crucial word 'nine'.

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