From what I understand, the word "midnight" is usually interpreted incorrectly.
Midnight is written as "12am" which would imply that it's in the morning. Therefore, it should be at the start of the day. On the other hand, both Dictionary.com and the Oxford Dictionary define it as "twelve o'clock at night".
- "Midnight on the 10th of December"
- "Midnight Thursday"
- "Midnight tonight"
are usually interpreted as:
- Straddling the 10th and the 11th of December
- Straddling Thursday and Friday
- Straddling today and tomorrow
but should they technically mean:
- straddling the 9th and the 10th of December?
- straddling Wednesday and Thursday?
- This is much less clear. Technically is there a midnight "tonight", or is midnight "tomorrow morning"?
What do you think? How should "midnight" be interpreted?