When Lelutka offered free male and female heads for the Twelve days of Christmas I was quite happily surprised. The source of the information I received was Lelutka’s own notices which stated:
“ALL of our group members from December 12th – December 24th”
My level of experience with the american english language, is that I speak american english natively and have for 54 years. Attended all of my primary education in the USA and have degrees that require business communication courses, formal debate courses, etc.
I read that as from the 12th, THROUGH the 24th.
Provisio here is that in the group notices she did post that the free heads would end at Midnight on the 23rd. She posted that on the 23rd. From the posts of many of my fellow bloggers this was a deviation from what we expected. This caught many of us unaware.
Suggestions: Make the from and TO a quite clear date and time in SLT format from the start so that people are not shocked when you did not honor the time you said. It was a lovely gesture but was “soured” by the timing and abrupt end before the expected end of the giveaway.