Me: Checkout time is noon.
Caller: Is that 12 o’clock?
WIDTS: Is ‘noon’ a slang term for something OTHER than 12 o’clock? Is there a foreign language where the word ‘noon’ means something else? Because if so, I can assure you I was speaking standard English.
*Actual caller handled by me when I worked at an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*
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