Leap second

At the end of 2008, a leap second was added to the last minute of the year. This makes sense because if it weren’t added then after a while the sun wouldn’t be at it’s height at noon. And as that’s basically what noon means, it would lead to all kinds of problems.

My issue is this. When it’s a leap year you add a day to the year. This event was advertised as a leap second and yet we added a second. Surely we should call it a leap minute if we’re adding a second. No?

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