[LMB] OT: Temperature

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Jan 5 04:45:27 GMT 2022



> On Jan 4, 2022, at 9:39 PM, A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> I buy saffron by the ounce—a bit more than 28g—and loose tea usually in grams. I can do that conversion, and liters/quarts/ounces easily. I know that 10C is cool, 20C is ‘room temperature’, and 30C is hot, and for temps that humans live in, can approximate.
> 
> I’m 1.5m tall—and 1’ is mid-calf, 2’ below my butt, 3’/yard at my waist, 44/45” middle of my chest, 54” at my lower lip, and 60” where you’d think. Did I mention how much of my life I’ve spent in fabric stores? My mother was a couture level seamstress with a fabric addiction. Buttons and trims have been my downfall.

I’m 37°.   That’s more accurate than the incorrectly precise 98.6°.  

The conversion advantages of metric are overstated.  But the compatibility advantages are underrated.

I don’t convert my liter bottle of coke, or a 5th of whiskey.  And I just look at the correct speedometer on my car.   


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