It Is Not Always Five O’clock Somewhere

Yesterday I took exception to someone using the phrase “a broken clock is right twice a day.” Keeping in that spirit, I’d like to take exception today to the phrase “it’s five o’clock somewhere.”

I know this comes from the Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett song, but people have taken it way beyond that. I wish they’d put it back.

After all, it’s only “five o’clock somewhere” when the time is exactly at an hour marker. That’s just how time zones work, unless there’s something I’m missing (which is always possible). If it isn’t, then it’s not “five o’clock somewhere.”

3:23? Nope, at best it can be 5:23 somewhere.

7:30? Nope, still only 5:30 somewhere.

You get the idea. At least, I hope you get it. I also hope people stop saying this phrase.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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One Response to It Is Not Always Five O’clock Somewhere

  1. C Johnson says:

    7:30 may be possible, depending which timezone you are in, as there are 9 half hour zones. and there are a few :45 zones as well so 2:45 could work depending where you are

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