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  •  But saying it is 110 degrees F outside is (1+ / 0-)
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    Just Bob

    soooo much more dramatic than 40-something.

    Celsius would be more fun if it was like 40.1 (401!!!) degrees - that would seem way hotter than "40" does.

    And our "zero" is way colder than theirs is.


    •  Our zero is so less informative (0+ / 0-)

      Theirs means it's freezing, literally.

      At 0°C, pure water turns into ice. But at 0°F, what does happen that's so special it deserves a 0?

      0 is an important number that shouldn't go wasted.

      I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

      by Farugia on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:24:18 PM PST

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      •  You're talking science. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm talking poetic license.

        If I wrote that the measurements were well "more than 2.54 centimeters in many case" most in an American audience would not grasp what I was saying.

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