There is a one page article in the current WT study mag, Sept 2018 pg 22 with the title “Do You Know the Time?”
In that article it describes a number of different ways you can say the time is 1:30. It goes on to say “There are even places where that same time could be expressed as “half two,” meaning 30 minutes before two”
What I would like to know is this, where in the world does “half 2” mean 1:30? Here in New Zealand, when we say “half 2”, we are saying that the time is 2:30. A shortened way of saying “half past 2”.