I was preparing an application, where the specified deadline was today 12pm. My understanding of 12pm was 12 noon, but I found it a little odd for a deadline to be at 12 noon. So I sent the following email to the staff handling the application just to make sure if my understanding was correct (this was a reply to a previous email from her where she mentioned the deadline):
May I just confirm whether by 12pm you mean 12 noon?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
From B's reply below, it seems that she was a little annoyed:
12pm is 12 noon.
12 midnight is 12am.
So 12 lunchtime today please, thanks.
I would like to know if there was anything wrong with my question, and how could I have asked it better.