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speaking clock

n
(Telecommunications) Brit a telephone service that gives a precise verbal statement of the correct time
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I guess it has been dreamt up by some bright spark who will call it progress and will spout some modern management-speak like 'We are looking to develop the Speaking Clock product going forward.'
BT's speaking clock celebrates its 70th birthday today, offering split-second information on the time to tens of thousands of callers every day.
This is where you become the Speaking Clock, regularly preparing the child for what is about to happen.
From the old Speaking Clock gags of "What's the time?
When retired engineer Victor, 72, quizzed BT, he was told the pounds 500 bill was because he had dialled the speaking clock 5000 times in three months.
The speaking clock came to Coventry between March 1954 and March 1955.
Monthly line rental will rise PS1 to PS16.99, with calls, packages, some broadband prices and features like the speaking clock also costing more.
LAZY police officers from just one force made 3000 phone calls over the past three years to the speaking clock.
TYNESIDE pop star Cheryl Cole is lending her Geordie tones to be the voice of the BT Speaking Clock.
But what of one of the best-known distributors of time - the speaking clock?
Performance and planning director Rob Warnes said: "Our employees were previously using their own watches, which they updated by checking with the speaking clock.
The speaking clock could have a Teesside twang from tonight after a Middlesbrough man made it to the competition final to find the new voice.