Dear friends,

What does D stand for? ( I suppose it's for Dooms Day ).
What does D-Day refer to? ( I suppose it refers to the first day of important events like exam,etc)
How and when should it be used?

Thanks in advance,
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Anon, if you read through the entire thread, you would find that that is the prevailing view. D is for Day.
Hi guys,

I found this excerpt, and a lot of other good information, on http://www.answers.com/topic/d-day

Field Order No. 8 from the First Army of the A.E.F., of September 7, 1918, begins, "the First Army will attack at H-Hour on D-Day with the object of forcing the evacuation of the St. Mihiel salient."

Best wishes, Clive
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I believe it does mean Day. As in 'Day minus 3' Day-2, Day-1 the actual Day being D-Day or Day-Day 'the Day'
D-Day minus 3 = three days before the event.

Likewise, H-hour minus 2 = two hours before the event
Likewise, P-post minus 10 = the post where future Anons will find that the question has already been answered (several times).

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What about S - Second ??
AnonymousWhat about S - Second ??
Ah yes. That is used in the case of remarkably speedy invasions.


Perhaps that's why they call it 'The Second World War'? ( Like 'Minute Rice' or 'One-Hour Photo Development'. )

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D-Day = Disembarkation Day - 06th June 1944
Le jour du debarquement - across the English Channel
The D in D-day does not stand for anything.
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