[LMB] OT: Temperature

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Wed Jan 5 13:08:54 GMT 2022


Fahrenheit was interested in selling thermometers. The tale I heard was that he picked his 100 and zero points from his subjective feelings of hot and cold days.

William A Wenrich

  *   A sinner dependent on God’s grace.

________________________________
From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:26:20 PM
To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Subject: [LMB] OT: Temperature

From: Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>


> On Jan 4, 2022, at 7:54 PM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Oddly, I still like to convert people's heights to feet and inches. Somehow
> that is still how I 'see' it. Everything else is more comfortable in metric.

Do people still think people?s weight in stones?

Gwynne: Not much, no. I'm happy with kg for that. But for some reason,
height is easier to visualise in feet and inches. All other measurements are
ok in metric for me.
Sometimes with temperature they'll give the temps and then note that
'...which is 100 in the old Fahrenheit...' We still see that 100 as some kind
of dividing line - once it hits 100 you're allowed to feel hot.
--
Lois-Bujold mailing list message sent to wawenri at msn.com
Lois-Bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flists.herald.co.uk%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmailman%2Flistinfo%2Flois-bujold&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cedcfafdfbcc243abe91308d9cffb2adc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637769499925680870%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=bjXNEWXXGksXbpcqBYCQUjNY7eBreYqg7TeW3pSgHoA%3D&reserved=0


More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list