Considering that the countries of Europe uses the 24-hour format compared to the United States (which is where I live in), how do Europeans say the time? So if it's 17:15 written in text, do they say "it's seventeen fifteen?" What about 15:00 as written in text? Do they say "it's fifteen hundred hours?"
Since I'm living in the US, I've gotten used to 24-hour format, but I spoke in 12-hour format because (while I didn't mean to make assumptions) most people got so used to the 12-hour format anyway, because if I say "it's seventeen fifteen," they would think of it as a military time but I don't.
The reason why I ask is I'm curious about other cultures from different parts of Europe and specifically how they used to say the time. To me, it's like going with the metrics system instead of the imperial system (kilometers, meters, and centimeters versus miles, yards, feet, and inches), but unlike the time format, I think it's hard to do away with the imperial measurements. Maybe it's because of the mindset of the North Americans? Oh, yes. I did use "North Americans," but I know that Canadians use the metric system for measurement but I don't care to live in Canada as I'm not interested in it. I'm more of a guy who likes to explore western European countries like Italy and France.