Common usage, as Wiki points out, is with the 's'. You'll find more searches in Google with the 's' than without. Our site stats show that as well.
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Update ... Websites using the 's'
I did a fresh search to see if anything had changed since the last time I wrote about Daylight Savings. Here are just a few of the Australian web pages I found that use the 's'.
News.com.au ... Oct 2013
QLD Talks About Daylight Savings Again
Brisbane Times ... Oct 2013
Sun sets on Daylight Savings Time in QLD
TheChronicle.com.au ... Jan 2014
Wind back the clocks? Let the daylight savings debate begin.
GympieTimes.com.au ... Jan 2013
Mayor Dyne against daylight savings push
WorkplaceInfo.com.au ... Mar 2014
Shift workers short-changed when daylight savings ends
Kidspot.com.au .. Sept 2013
Daylight savings and your baby's sleep routine
Still the absolute best use of savings is the government's ACT Standard Time and Summer Time Amendment Bill 2008.
To quote the bill's Outline ...
"On 12 June 2007, the ACT, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania formally agreed to harmonise daylight savings arrangements from April 2008. This delivers on a long held desire to bring
daylight saving in line with most other States in Australia."
In the one paragraph they used BOTH savings and saving. Savings is used no less than 5 times on the page. So it is
clearly not a typographical error.
I can go on, but I think I've made my point. Language is a living thing,
always changing. So if you don't like the 's' in daylight savings, then don't use it. I, on the other
hand, will throw caution to the wind and use it both ways on this website. How daring of
me! (Joke Joyce).
The beautiful artwork on the cards is by Australian artist Lynn Naismith. In case you're wondering, yes they are also printed in Australia.
We have Australian Pelicans, King Parrots, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeets, Crimson Rosellas, Waratah, Gum Blossoms and more coming.
Part of the card's price is being donated to the Australian Koala Foundation to help protect the koala and its habitat.
While these kits are not Australian made, they do offer excellent value for
the money. And more importantly, they help pay the bills to keep this website free for everyone to use.
Max and I hope you will support our new store.
Bill B wrote me asking for help, "Stealaway at the Argyle Tavern in 1986 had a song called I'm Australia. Any information on it? I loaned my cassette out and never got it back. I believe one of the Cooey Brothers was in the group."
"It went something like: I'm Australia, I'm Australia, there's more to me than what you think you see."
If you know what this song is and the name of the band, email me and I will let Bill know.
I often get suggestions for improvements and additions to our website. It keeps me pretty busy trying to implement what I can.
For example Sue wrote me a while ago, "I'm often on your website and enjoy very much my stay here and the improvements you make from time to time :-) As am Aussie and living in Adelaide I would wish your Survey would asked also 'are you living here' as I don't like to be seen as visitor :( Keep up your good work and all the best .... and when I can spare some cent of my pension I'll send you a small amount :-)"
(Thanks! Sue ..ed.)
On my very, very long To Do List, I finally worked my way down to Sue's request and updated our Survey. I hope you will take our Survey when you get a chance. It helps Max and I know what you like, why you visit our site and how we can improve it.
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