“What o’clock do you make it, Joe?”

twinklestar

Senior Member
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Hi,

The following is from A Tale of Two Cities.

“What o’clock do you make it, Joe?” = What time is it? Is it an old-fashioned expresion? Thank you!




“What o’clock do you make it, Joe?”

“Ten minutes, good, past eleven.”

“My blood!” ejaculated the vexed coachman, “and not atop of Shooter’s yet! Tst! Yah! Get on with you!”
 
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Yes, old-fashioned. But I imagine that in Dickens' day (1859) it was modern in comparison with What hour of the clock?
     
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