Yes, and I'm American.
No, and I'm American.
Yes, and I'm NOT American.
No, and I'm NOT American.
The reason? Laziness. Southern Germans and Coastal Germans are lazy with language. Everything has to be simplified.
But don't worry too much. I've not seen someone translating that stuff literally, when they talked english or any other language in that matter.
It's strict national.
Last edited by Santti; 2012-12-14 at 10:34 AM.
To the debate about cold and the temperature scales....
Zero Degrees..... The value at which water freezes.... An absolute number even. A neutral if you will.... No positive, no negative. From there on out, either forward or backwards, things come to "live" again. Zero is a void.
Whereas now for Fahrenheit.... 32
32 is a positive number. 32 equals 0C, water freezes.... It's for humans hella cold. In fact, without proper protection we will not survive in that temperature for very long.
How can negative conditions be expressed, or defined if you will, by a positive number? There's nothing positive.
0 Fahrenheit.... What's that mean in human terms?
Does it mean zero business to leave the house anymore?
For someone living through and with both systems.. I can handle the transition just fine. But the temperature measuring in the USA with Fahrenheit is a clusterfuck for me.
It throws me off for 15 years already, and will another 30 years. With everything else I could get used to pretty fast and fine, with the temps it's a weird thing.
and i appreciate the "austrian friend"
Last edited by Tyresias; 2012-12-14 at 10:51 AM.
And also convert to ISO dating yyyy-mm-dd and that goes for certain European countries too
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Celsius scale is not any more logical than Fahrenheit scale is. The temperature of freezing water is just as arbitrary as the temperature of salted ice. Kelvin scale on the other hand is logical, at least from the 0 point perspective. It just so happens that the scale of it is the same as the Celsius'.
So if you want Kelvin you should be just bloody fine with Celsius since it uses the same magnitude of scale, only have a different zero. They just have different practicalities.
Last edited by Muzjhath; 2012-12-14 at 11:08 AM.
Maybe, OP, if you hadn't come up with the most insulting way of displaying your reasoning, I MIGHT have agreed with you. But instead... I'll just vote no as an American and tell you to piss off. Especially when it comes to the calendar. How is saying the month over the day illogical? Because you aren't used to it?
This way you have no extra expense at all, you just insert the new system in the normal road sign replacement cycle.
America is inching its way to the Metric system...
I'm not a native English speaker, and yet, I don't suck at English. The argument "English is not my mother tongue" doesn't actually give you an excuse to do so.