Daylight Saving Time vs. Daylight Savings Time, which is the correct terminology for the program that changes the clock twice a year? Everywhere you look you see it written both ways, so which is it, Daylight Saving Time vs. Daylight Savings Time? This is a conversation that comes up often this time of year, according to Fox News live on Oct. 25, so this year you can be the one with the correct answer.
Two articles describing the same event of the clocks changing on Sunday have worded the term differently. Patch asks on Oct. 27 asks “When Does Daylight Savings Time End in 2013?” At the same time CBS News says “Get Yourself Prepared for Daylight Saving Time.”
Which term is correct?
According to the website Timeanddate.com, While Daylight Savings time seems to roll off the tongue much easier than Daylight Saving Time, it’s the latter that is correct. There is no “s” at the end of “Saving.”
Daylight Savings Time:
To clear up the discrepancy the term “Daylight Savings Time” is used when describing the possible energy or electricity savings as a result of the Daylight Saving Time schedule.
Daylight Saving Time:
You should use Daylight Saving Time when you are referring to the schedule of turning back the clock. This is the correct term used for the practice of turning back the clocks, or turning the clocks ahead depending on what time of year it is.
Daylight Savings Time is commonly used and often it is not used in the correct way. It is also used more commonly in other countries than Daylight Saving Time.
There you have it, the skinny on the correct terminology used for pushing your clock back an hour or ahead during the event that happens twice a year, on the second Sunday in March and on the first Sunday in November, Daylight Saving Time.