Apr 4, 2011
This is exactly right…
(via Rats Off)
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Category: z - Miscellanea
the only people who use farenheit anymore are the americans. do one in a temperature that the world can understand.
How did you do that?
An excellent passive aggressive tool. :)
Wish it didn’t say, “Was that so hard?”
That just made my entire week!! Thank you for sharing the amazingness.
You seem to have missed the point. Even American scientists do not use Fahrenheit, only the stubbornly ignorant American public. The rest of the world has gone metric. Even the USA has a program initiated almost 40 years ago to use metric in ten years. But stubbornly ignorant account for the American obsession with religion, right-wing politics, the WWE, and maybe even NASCAR.
Oh, so you know Americans so well? Quit being a stereotype. Maybe if you guys weren’t so lazy as to just google it, maybe we wouldn’t have this problem, hm?
Maybe if you guys weren’t so lazy to start using a more internationally known standard that is also defined using more accurately measured points, maybe we wouldn’t have this problem, hm?
While you’re harping on that, more countries in the world speak English than any other language. All of those other countries that don’t speak English should quit being so lazy and start speaking English so we don’t have to be inconvenienced to either learn their language or type something they write on the internet into Google Translate to understand them.
Seth, people in non-Anglo countries do learn English. It’s Anglos who don’t learn other languages. That’s a supremely false dichotomy.*
Here’s a better rebuttal to James: whining about how ignorant NASCAR and Farerheit makes a Americans when you yourself are from a country where a raped 9 year old can’t get an abortion without getting attacked by the official establishment of the religion more than 70% of the population belongs to is like Hitler whining about how awful Paris Hilton is.
If American scientists use celsius, the general population using farenheit isn’t exactly holding the show back in terms of research or innovation. If you’re so worried about national ignorance, why don’t you do something to make life in Brazil a little less impossible for the 52% of the population who are being held back because of HIGHLY ignorant traditions about women’s roles?
*Also, Seth, you’re wrong. English is an official language in more countries than Spanish, but there are more countries where Spanish is the dominant “spoken” language.
“All of those other countries that don’t speak English should quit being so lazy and start speaking English”….. Does that include the USA? LOL
Hey buddy….what is there to be obsessive about in Brazil? Shanty towns and transvestites? Maybe even a big forests? What was the last thing Brazil contributed to the world? It certainly isn’t Portuguese. Soccer? Brazil isn’t even that awesome at that anymore. Go back and sleep on your third world bed and listen to your third world transistor radio, and frolic around in your streets with your scantily clad transvestites. Quit crying about how Americans are ignorant and oppressive. If Brazil has the testicles to get something worth while started….then you can cry
Maw, the only people in the world who use snotty remarks because they’re not able to Google something are….
Wait a minute, who the hell can’t Google something?
You don’t even need to know what that temperature is to get the joke. It’s obvious.
(And I live in a metric-using country.)
nobody else has ever used fahrenheit, so how about the rest of the world catch up to the americans…
Maw, I’ll bet you’re a laugh and half to be around in real life…
Hmm, I’m American and understand both Celcius and Farenheit. Maybe you should get an education instead of slagging off a nation.
Oh silly man u must enjoy soccer too, or “fooball” as it most likely in your native tongue
Why complain so much? Most of us learn the conversions for celsius, you can take a few minutes to look up the equation yourself to go back to farenheit. Regardless, even if you’re too lazy to do so, the joke shouldn’t be lost on you unless you’re too ignorant to realize at 45 degrees = 45 degrees.
If 45 degrees F = 45 degrees celsius, I would die wearing a coat. In fact, I’d probably die of heat stroke. Besides, I think it’s time for the US to catch up with the rest of the world.
And I suppose it shouldn’t be put in English, since I’m sure there’s a language which is more used in the whole world (such as Spanish)?
English is the most influential language on the planet (more people speak Mandarin, but it doesn’t venture much out of China).
Chris meant that complaining about how the cartoon is in Fahrenheit is ridiculous because any moron could see that the temperatures are the same. I could have made up a new unit of temperature measurement, but as long as the values are the same, the joke is still understandable. And funny.
As an American living in Canada (northern sask) I can completely agree with the sentiment of the post… I will also contend that although metric measurements does make more mathematical sense, there is a good reason why the old measurements caught on-practicality.
Fahrenheit Is based on the freezing temperature of salt water, as well as the amount of change in temp that the average human can recognize.
Fahrenheit scaled his temperature like this:
Freezing temperature of salt water as 0 degrees and the body temperature at 100 degrees.
Whereas Celsius sets 0 degrees at freezing of normal water and 100 degrees at boiling water (a better constant than the average body temperature).
Also Fahrenheits metabolism was higher than most people meaning that taking his body temperature as 100 degrees would cause the average body temperature to be 98.6 degrees.
All in all he chose 2 different constants to scale to (of which 1 was incorrect).
There is a reason the scientific community, yes even in the US, chooses to use the metric system.
Celsius is now defined using the triple point of a specifically standardised water sample, and absolute zero, just so that pressure won’t influence the scale.
That isn’t actually why body temperature is lower than 100 now. Eventually, people realized it was really inconvenient for fresh water to boil and freeze at 32.3 and 214.7 (or whatever it was), so Fahrenheit was redefined so that those two things occurred at integers a convenient distance (180 degrees) from one another. This resulted in everything else being a little off from where it was before, but not so far that it really mattered. Also, body temperature isn’t *really* 98.6 either. it’s 37 Celcius, which some moron converted, got 98.6, and left it as is. The problem is 37 C and 98.6 F mean different things. 37 mens between 36.5 and 37.5, and 98.6 means between 98.55 and 98.65. add in that Fahrenheit degrees are smaller than Celsius degrees, and you’ve got a ridiculously narrow range.
as long as we’re arguing semantics, you say that the Celsius scale is based on freezing/boiling of normal water, and Fahrenheit is based on salt water, but there is much more salt water on the planet Earth than drinkable water, therefore making salt water “normal” water
No matter what everybody else says, Son, this is a funny joke that we relive every year.
Why isn’t this in Kelvin? A temperature based on absolute 0 is far superior to both Celcius AND Fahrenheit.
Rankine would have been a far superior choice
We all know the metric system is better. America has already tried to convert to the metric system, but the current system is so ingrained that its nearly impossible to change.
Who really cares what you use, Fahreheit or Celsius? It really doesn’t just laugh at the joke, replace 45 F with 7.22 C. Stop bagging on Americans, because when you do, all you do is prove were better.
I fail to see how the American public is at fault for not using an international standard. I can understand the sentiment of being out of the loop– but, to call the public ignorant for not knowing something? To be rude and arrogant? I’m sorry, but that’s rather ignorant to get your panties in a bunch because an entirely different society uses a different standard.
And you still missed the joke negative nelson.
I appreciate the support! As an “ignorant” American, I really don’t care what system we use. If they decided to switch I think the majority of us would just deal with it and figure it out but we can’t do anything about what unit the weather man uses, or the unit on my phone each morning. I like how everyone calls us stubborn when really we don’t have control over it.
The movement starts with you. Topple the regime!
Noobs… Kelvin’s where it’s at.
It’s 294.3 K in this room right now… I’m nice and comfy.
This was funny until I started reading this war about Celsius and Fahrenheit. Now I’m just sad.
Ziggy, thank you. I appreciate the massive amount of sarcasm.
45 is cold any day in Louisiana. Anything below 80 is just cause for long sleeves :]
I just want to know why the Celsius fanboys have such an inferiority complex that it drives them bonkers that the Americans won’t adapt.
I just use cubits.
These must be Abraham’s favorite posts. One that shouldn’t be controversial, but gets people arguing and name calling anyway.
You idiot. How could you possibly know what Abraham is thinking? People like you make me sick.
Due to Poe’s Law, I can’t tell if this is ironic… :)
I prefer winky frowny-faces to confuse the issue more. ;(
Perhaps Abraham should have posted this at the same time. ;)
I think this should say 60° instead of 45°. I’ve never worn short sleeves in 45° weather. So it doesn’t make much sense if speak in Americanese either. However, I still understand that the same temperature in fall and spring/summer, elicit different reactions. I guess it’s just my superior American reasoning skills.
That awkward moment when you realized you made a typo in a smart ass remark…
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