Why do we write 1st but not 2:00pm? April 14, 2012 7:39 PMSubscribe
Why do we write 1st but not 2:00pm?
My best guess: Ordinal indicators came about as a shortcut in scribal culture and were carried over into print as superscript characters, whereas AM/PM came about after the advent of print. Can someone confirm this for me? Am I way off?