Why is it said that an alarm clock is going off when really its coming on?

United States
November 10, 2006 8:12am CST
It Just makes no sense to me..what about you? What do you think about it?
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
2 Feb 07
I think this is because alarm clocks worked with 'springs' you wind it and at the right time it 'goes off' as the spring is released ..
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