Poke Staff. Updated March 28th, 2021
In case you were wondering where your hour went, the clocks skipped forward during the night.
This heralds the start of British Summer Time – an expression that illustrates the word ‘oxymoron’ almost as beautifully as ‘science fiction’ or ‘ministerial responsibility’. Of course, outside of the UK, it’s Daylight Savings Time.
It essentially means that we’ll spend the next week saying things like “It’s half four, but it’s really half three.” or “The oven clock’s right again.”
But, before any of that, people have been saying this.
If you can’t remember whether the clocks go forward or back this weekend, here’s a handy phrase to help you: the clocks go forward this weekend
— Craig Deeley 🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@craiguito) March 26, 2021
Tonight remember to turn your clocks sideways to British Surreal Time.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) March 27, 2021
It’s hard to get upset about losing an hour when we’ve all lost an entire year.#ClocksGoForward
— Phlegm Clandango (@Cain_Unable) March 27, 2021
THE 👏 CLOCKS 👏 GO 👏 FORWARD 👏 EVERY 👏 NIGHT 👏 THAT’S 👏 HOW 👏 TIME 👏 WORKS
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) March 27, 2021
A reminder that the clocks go forward an hour tonight in the UK so you have even less time to wait for your vaccination.
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) March 27, 2021
Time is now completely meaningless but if you fancy putting your clocks forward for old times’ sake, here’s how: pic.twitter.com/3O6wC8kxPs
— innocent drinks (@innocent) March 27, 2021
That hour we’re losing tomorrow is going to one of Boris’s mates.
— GlennyRodge (@GlennyRodge) March 27, 2021
On this night of the year I like to recall once being a touch worse for wear in a Stepney Green kebab shop, looking at my phone and shouting ‘WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR OUR KEBABS FOR AN HOUR AND TWENTY MINUTES!’
It was politely pointed out to me that the clocks had gone forward.
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) March 27, 2021
Good news. Clocks go forward tonight which is the equivalent of missing two episodes of Mrs Brown. #clocksgoforward
— GailRenard (@GailRenard) March 27, 2021
lol at everyone talking about changing the clocks as if time didn’t cease to be a meaningful concept a whole year ago now
— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) March 27, 2021
Don’t forget, clocks go forward tomorrow. 😀⏰ pic.twitter.com/VSKlA7D3sw
— Stonehenge U.K (@ST0NEHENGE) March 27, 2021