5th item: older electronic equipment will reset the time on the old schedule, so beware on the first sunday in april. also, it reminds me of the opposition that churches had in the 1800s to the introduction of time zones (which were needed when the railroad was completed from west to east). also, some areas like arizona do not follow the DST at all.
Jim Lincoln wrote: John U.K., strange you should have heard of, British Summer Time, BST? I suppose we could have called it More Daylight Time, MDT, but blame another Commonwealth man, a bug chaser from New Zealand who apparently came up with the idea.
British Summer Time explains a seasonal change in the clocks.
Daylight Savings Time and More Daylight Time is about as meaningful as standing by the seashore and commanding the tide to halt. Our leaders gave up such stupidity a thousand years ago. Time and tide wait for no man.
Not so much save, but one doesn't loose daylight. You're up earlier to make use daylight at the beginning and for that matter at end of the day.
Webster's 1913 Dictionary wrote: SAVING:
Saving /Sav¬īing/ (?), a. 1. Preserving; rescuing. He is the saving strength of his anointed. Ps. xxviii. 8. 2. Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook....