Sure is hot outside.

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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Natalya » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:11 am

A few days ago it was 42ºC back home in Atlanta.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:52 am

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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Keldoclock » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:06 am

Amercans still use the Imperial system because every time a switch is proposed, people say " no americans are too stupid", "it'll never catch on", "its too much work".

Eh, just start printing both units on road signs and shit, never fully abandon Imperial units and things'll work out.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby mgb519 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:11 pm

Maybe knowing two systems of measurements fluently will help bring Americans somewhat up to par?
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Blitzen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:19 pm

Canadians are far closer to knowing both systems fluently. Rulers have 12 inches and 30 centimetres. Speedometers show that 60 km is about 100 miles. Human scales are usually in pounds, but others show that 1 kg is equal to 2.2 lbs. Fahrenheit is annoying and stupid, and I refuse to learn it. Except water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees Celsius. Oops.

This is absurd, and stupid, and I really wish I didn't have to know imperial conversions. Someone upthred said that metric comes from French, which isn't true. Metre is from the Greek word for "measure", μέτρον (métron). It's true that the "re" ending is from French, but so what. Get over it. Prefixes for the Metric system are mostly in Latin or Greek. Because they're awesome.

There are three nations that still use the imperial system of measurement:
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby IX_Legion » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:43 pm

The little temperature thingy on the car said 112 (yes, Fahrenheit, what's Celsius got going for it anyway?) when we got in at one point today. Ouch. And it's humid where I live, too.

Blitzen wrote:Canadians are far closer to knowing both systems fluently. Rulers have 12 inches and 30 centimetres. Speedometers show that 60 km is about 100 miles. Human scales are usually in pounds, but others show that 1 kg is equal to 2.2 lbs. Fahrenheit is annoying and stupid, and I refuse to learn it. Except water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees Celsius. Oops.


Umm... our rulers have cm and inches, our speedometers have km/hr and mph. Don't use 'em, but they're there. It's all a matter of what you're used to: you grew up in America, you (probably) grew up with Fahrenheit, inches, feet, and pounds, so you think in those units, too. Honestly, at least for temperature, there isn't much difference in F and C, except that C is what's used in science equations and crap (and I know some of them use K, not C). For everyday use, either works just fine.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Ham701 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:51 pm

Someone upthred said that metric comes from French, which isn't true.


No, they mean that the actual system came from France

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby aoffan23 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:30 am

Silverdream wrote:Metric is Canadian.


Man, I was waiting for that to come up.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Blitzen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:14 am

IX_Legion wrote:The little temperature thingy on the car said 112 (yes, Fahrenheit, what's Celsius got going for it anyway?) when we got in at one point today. Ouch. And it's humid where I live, too.

Blitzen wrote:Canadians are far closer to knowing both systems fluently. Rulers have 12 inches and 30 centimetres. Speedometers show that 60 km is about 100 miles. Human scales are usually in pounds, but others show that 1 kg is equal to 2.2 lbs. Fahrenheit is annoying and stupid, and I refuse to learn it. Except water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees Celsius. Oops.


Umm... our rulers have cm and inches, our speedometers have km/hr and mph. Don't use 'em, but they're there. It's all a matter of what you're used to: you grew up in America, you (probably) grew up with Fahrenheit, inches, feet, and pounds, so you think in those units, too. Honestly, at least for temperature, there isn't much difference in F and C, except that C is what's used in science equations and crap (and I know some of them use K, not C). For everyday use, either works just fine.

I'm saying that we do use both. And think in both. Because Canada is so close to America, we have no choice. You're ruining everything. Yes, you.

Water freezes at 0°C, and boils at 100°C. Your point is invalid.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Blitzen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:15 am

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Someone upthred said that metric comes from French, which isn't true.


No, they mean that the actual system came from France

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system

Oh. I still don't care.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Keldoclock » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:12 am

I'm just waiting for this thread to devolve into blind patriotic arguments.

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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Natalya » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:24 pm

-40°C = -40°F
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby Colette » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:17 pm

Man, it's been breaking triple-digits for the whole year here! Just today it was 255.928 degrees.
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Re: Sure is hot outside.

Postby IX_Legion » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:12 pm

Colette wrote:Man, it's been breaking triple-digits for the whole year here! Just today it was 255.928 degrees.


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