These original Kirt's Cogitations™
may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt
– noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Paris Mean Time - Non
At an international
conference in 1884, 25 countries met to fix a standard world meridian.
When it was put to the vote, Greenwich won the prize of Longitude 0°.
Only San Domingo voted against, with abstentions from France and Brazil.
Algeria, a French dependent, made a point by insisting that GMT be expressed
as "Paris Mean Time diminished by 9 mins 21 secs" which amounts to GMT
but avoids use of the word Greenwich.