You’ve Lost an Hour of Sleep. Now What?

You’ve already lost an hour of sleep this week, but now prepare to lose something else: the -s at the end of “savings” in “daylight savings time.”

Despite the fact that almost everyone I know says “Daylight Savings Time” (with an -s), the general consensus among grammarians, dictionary writers, and other guardians of the English language is that there is no -s.

The proper way to say and write the phrase is “daylight saving time” (or if you love hyphens for some reason, “daylight-saving time” is also acceptable).