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AP's style (and conventional wisdom) on daylight saving time is as it is written here: no hyphens, no plurals, no capitalization.



The acronym for daylight saving time is "DT," as in, "The show starts at 3 a.m. EDT."



We "spring forward" one hour Sunday at 2 a.m. But note that it won’t officially be spring yet – that begins on March 20.



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GateHouse papers: To download a high-rez version of the time-change illustration accompanying this blog post, go to http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1160491666/Spring-forward-Time-change-illustration.



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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so a few tips on the holiday:



- St. Patrick's Day is always March 17.



- You don't need to spell out "Saint" when referring to the day or to Patrick himself.



- There are several accepted informal names of the day, and they would all be capitalized as well. For example, St. Paddy's Day and St. Patty's Day.



- The shamrock is a three-leaved clover.



- Emerald Isle is an accepted nickname for Ireland.



- The day started out as a Christian feast day - and it still is - but it is largely a secular Irish-themed holiday these days.



 

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