WHAT DO YOU AMERICANS MEAN WHEN A SHOW IS ON AT LIKE FUCKIN “8/7c” WHAT IS THAT????
This post has been in my timeline too much today and it’s bugging me. I live in the central time zone, okay? We are people too. And as an entertainment writer, it’s confusing as hell to write EST for everything, because that’s not what time shows come on in Chicago.
Deal with it.
I think it’s a legitimate question from someone who doesn’t know what that means, and by adressing “americans” (which I’ll assume is USA citizen) I suppose the person is from another country.
I had the same question once, because for example my whole country has only one time zone (well, the continental part at least), so we don’t use “central”, “east” or anything like that to adress time.
Considering I’ve seen Americans think it means Canada, it’s understandable to be confused and yeah… if you just see it written out you wouldn’t know.
When they say it on promos, they say “Eight. Seven Central.” So most of us here know, but it’s not obvious what the c is. Also we have more than two timezones and they only list two airing times making it even less obvious what is going on. Not sure how anyone could just guess that the US has a timezone that airs everything an hour “earlier.”
I figure a picture would help clarify some things. The USA has different timezones, as seen in the American time zone map above. Now draw your attention to the name of the timezones (in the boxes), their correlating time (numbers with red font underneath the boxes), and their accompanying position in the map. This is how it works: if the show airs at 4 pm in New York (a city which goes by the Eastern Standard Time), then that same show would appear to air at 3 pm in Texas (which goes by the Central Standard Time, aka central, or just ‘c’ in shorthand). Ergo, a state located west of a different timezone would always be one hour less than the state located to its east. This pattern continues straight through the US mainland.