Daylight saving time 2013 is here, with the television and online news busy today reminding you to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight. As the reports are saturating the media, the term "daylight saving time" is often presented as “daylight savings time.” “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Saturday morning, March 9, 2013 had the anchors using the word “saving,” while some online headlines are using the word “savings” when referring to daylight saving time.
Which is correct? The correct term is “daylight saving time," when referring to the practice of changing the clocks twice a year in the U.S., but some still throw that “s” on the word “saving." According to the Time and Date website, this is happens frequently in the U.S. media. An example of this is seen Friday in the Christian Science Monitor and the Mass Live headlines, as they refer to this clock changing practice as “daylight savings time.”
According to the Time and Date website, the term “daylight savings time” is commonly used in the U.S., Australia and Canada, even though it is not the correct term. One of the suggested reasons for this is due to another popular term used in these three countries, “savings account.” “Savings” just seems to roll off your tongue much easier than “saving” when saying “daylight savings time.”
Whether you use a “s” for “saving” or not, that time of the year to put your clock ahead an hour is here!