Occasionally confused by Gmail

I had a bizarre problem the other day – well, these things are always bizarre when you don’t know the reason or solution – with Gmail.

Whenever I put 10am in an email, it would hyperlink it to http://10.am/ which brings up a slightly random website.

10.30 a.m. would be fine, as would 11pm, etc

Turns out, Gmail was doing it’s usual autolinking, like it’ll do to “example.com”: little did I know that “am” is actually a legitimate domain identifier, and it was reading my time as a domain name!