[LMB] OT: Temperature

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Nov 21 18:35:34 GMT 2017


On Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:32:52 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
wrote:

>Almost all of the discussion concerning the use of Celsius versus Fahrenheit says that Fahrenheit is backward and stupid. Yet they were developed for different reasons.
>Celsius pegged the boiling and freezing points of water at STP.
>Fahrenheit was deliberately measuring air temperature on different days. It’s no wonder that most outside air temperatures in Europe fall between 0 and 100.
>The scales were optimized for different reasons.

IN the UK, we tend to be a bit conflicted over it, using Fahrenhigh and
Centilow: "It's 80!  Phew!", "It's -2, brrrr!"
-- 
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
  - Susan B. Anthony


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