I have recently been trying to listen to RFI and noticed that they mention
le douze quatorze
often. But I' having difficulty following everything around it. I can't tell exactly what they are referring to. It seems they are naming their midday news program with a bit of word play around the hours of noon and 2pm, but I can't tell what the wordplay is. Is it:
- a reference to 'chercher midi à 14 heures'?
- a literary reference?
- something about midday mealtime?
- something else entirely?
I have searched for expressions involving 12 and 14 but have only come up with the first one and it just doesn't seem to fit (unless of course that is exactly the reference they are making for a tongue-in-cheek discussion of news).
Also, can you comment on the syntax? It is not 'le douze à quatorze' or simply 'douze à quatorze'. The range is objectified (into a noun) but dropping the 'à'... is that natural to do in similar situations?