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Friday, October 21, 2005


This one disappeared and two are out of order - don't know what I did but I'm going to try to put this one back. It will probably end up as the latest entry but you're all bright people - I'm sure you can figure it out.


0 ° C = 32 ° F freezing

100 ° C = 212 F boiling

I can't convert them without going back to the math book every time. I like metrics; they're so sensible (rather like Canada, generally) but they just don't seem to catch on south of your border. The schools are teaching a dual system which the kids are okay with but sure confuses me. I have to translate approximate weights and sizes in my head.

On way to "Julie Newmar" - Rochelle going too - I may end up with all 3.

1 comment:

Gawdessness said...

I should know these things.
It wasn't until grade 3 or 4 that things changed from imperial to metric for me!

We did not go to dual though, we went straight into the deep end of metric.

The hardest for me though is weather. I think that the idea that 0 = freezing just makes so much sense to me. Where as 32 seems so random and non significant.

Weight and distance are much easier.
454gram = 1 lb.
5 Kilometres = 3 miles.

Have to google Julie Newmar, it is on the tip of my brain, but I can't identify it.