21.03.2003 // Miscellaneous // by Tatyana Chepkova
There is a little problem to tease your brains that will also help you to learn some new expressions connected to time.
- I always set my alarm clock ten minutes fast — so that I have more time that I think in the mornings.
- I keep my grandfather's clock in the lounge, set at the correct time — to the second.
- I set my non-digital watch fifteen minutes slow — so that I am pleasantly surprised when it's time to finish work.
- My alarm clock gains fifteen minutes every 24 hours.
- The grandfather's clock keeps perfect time.
- My watch loses fifteen minutes every day.
- I set all three timepieces at midnight, by BBC radio news, and wind them up.
At what time of day or night do all three show the same time?