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In Passing: What that in celcius, -40?

Chacham (981) writes | about 6 months ago

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Last week i overheard part of a conversation. Someone asked, "what's that in celsius, -40?"

And behold, i chuckled.

Last week i overheard part of a conversation. Someone asked, "what's that in celsius, -40?"

And behold, i chuckled.

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It Is a 3-Word Answer (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 6 months ago | (#46086789)

"Brass Monkey Weather".

heh (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | about 6 months ago | (#46089357)

that is funny.

I'm learning to navigate both systems and I interact with people daily that are used to both.

What kills me is when I say one and the context is off - for example I tell another American "It could be close to 30 tomorrow." and they say, "Celsius?" I want to smack them and say, "No - we are going to see a 60f drop in temperature over night."

I've got a ball park feel for Celsius now. It's easier for me to get a gut feeling for that over linear measurements. I'm still bad at looking at something and taking a guess as to how far it is in metric. I have to start with imperial and then convert.

Re:heh (1)

Chacham (981) | about 6 months ago | (#46090511)

That is cute.

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