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I don't have that funky LJ poll thing, so I'd like to ask for a quick show of letters.

  1. "When I see or hear a weather report in Fahrenheit...
    1. ...it makes no sense because I'm crap with numbers. Just tell me if it's hot or cold outside, okay?"
    2. ...it makes little sense to me, unless they give me a conversion in Celsius."
    3. ...I have to convert it to Celsius in my head so that it makes sense."
    4. ...it annoys me, because Celsius is more familiar to me. I still get the gist of it, though."
    5. ...it makes sense, as it's what I'm used to. What's the problem?"
  2. "When I see or hear a weather report in Celsius...
    1. ...it makes no sense because I'm crap with numbers. Just tell me if it's hot or cold outside, okay?"
    2. ...it makes little sense to me, unless they give me a conversion in Fahrenheit."
    3. ...I have to convert it to Fahrenheit in my head so that it makes sense."
    4. ...it annoys me, because Fahrenheit is more familiar to me. I still get the gist of it, though."
    5. ...it makes sense, as it's what I'm used to. What's the problem?"

1: D, 2: E in my case. You guys?

Date: 2006-05-14 06:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] thegreatgonzo.livejournal.com
1 - C
2 - E

Date: 2006-05-14 06:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] caerban.livejournal.com
Erm... none of the above. I just know whatever it's given in. Used to hearing one followed by the second in weather reports when I was younger I guess.

Date: 2006-05-14 06:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] elanya.livejournal.com
1d/e 2e at this point... I know that 90+Fahrenheight is bloody hot, and so forth, but to really understand I still have to convert to celcius.

Date: 2006-05-14 07:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] salmon-of-doubt.livejournal.com

E and E. Well, sort of.

I have this weird thing where I think of really high temperatures (ie above boiling point) in Celsius, because that's what we learned in Physics, Materials Science, etc.

Mid-range temperatures (ie typical UK climate) I understand better in Fahrenheit, possibly because when I was a number-obsessed kid they still gave weather forecasts in Fahrenheit.

BUT once it gets down to winter temperatures, it's back to Celsius again. I can relate to 5 degrees C a lot easier than 41F. Don't know why.

For seriously low temperatures the same applies. I know that Absolute Zero is -273.16C but I haven't a clue what that is in F and I've never been bothered to work it out.

So the Fahrenheit scale seems to have this colloquial relevance between, say, 50 and 140F, but for everything else I'm an SI kid...

Well you did ask!

Mostly agree.

Date: 2006-05-14 11:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] grok-mctanys.livejournal.com
I understand Fahrenheit fine in the 70 - 140 range, but not really above or below that. But I still *prefer* Celsius at all times.

Therefore:

1) c/d, depending on the temperature.
2) e

Date: 2006-05-14 07:56 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] motherkat.livejournal.com
e and e
but only when applied to the correct season, therefore 91 in summer, and -5 in winter.
it's when they do it the otherway around I get confused

Date: 2006-05-14 08:39 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] silverixnay.livejournal.com
Both a's, I can never relate the data to the actual weather :-(

Date: 2006-05-14 09:05 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] murasaki-star.livejournal.com
B / E

Date: 2006-05-14 10:23 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] gwengothelf.livejournal.com
I don't mind as I work well in either (although for Farenheight I start to fall off a bit after 212. Apart from the ignition point of paper... :)

IU don;t mentally convert from one to the other, I'm just aware of the approximate ranges of weather in both scales. I also talk to americans on a regular basis, which keeps farenheight in my mind.

Where do you live...

Date: 2006-05-14 11:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] grok-mctanys.livejournal.com
...that you get weather reports with temperatures around 212!?! :-p

Re: Where do you live...

Date: 2006-05-15 08:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] gwengothelf.livejournal.com
Mercury... :)

Date: 2006-05-14 11:11 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rich-jacko.livejournal.com
1: C, 2: E

Date: 2006-05-15 02:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] otter-girl.livejournal.com
B, E. I know 32F is water freezing, beyond that...meh.

Farenheit is just annoying. We don't still convert prices into shillings do we? :D

Date: 2006-05-15 07:02 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] dave-chimaera.livejournal.com
C/E for me although that C tends quite strongly towards D

Date: 2006-05-15 08:32 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] pharrap.livejournal.com
B/E

Date: 2006-05-15 12:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] confuseddave.livejournal.com
d and e also. :)

Date: 2006-05-15 03:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] longhairedhippy.livejournal.com
1D/2E over here, too.

Date: 2006-05-17 01:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] mr-s-face.livejournal.com
C,E
that said though, I still have to think about celsius to work out if it will be warm or not... the number doesn't instinctively associate with a temperature.
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