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Re: OT Perfect Climate (was Re: Not phonetic but ___???)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, April 16, 2004, 13:42
BG = Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>:
AJ = Andreas <andjo@...>
JW = James Worlton

BG> There are the occasional 10 year 20 degree freezes

AJ> Is that minus twenty degree Celsius, or something else?

JW> That would be degrees Farenheit. 20 F = -7 C
JW> Those of us in the US who are not scientifically oriented still use the
JW> Farenheit scale.

Yup, but even for me, who has lived in the US all his life and thinks in
the Fahrenheit scale, Barry's term "twenty-degree freeze" was ambiguous.
Maybe it's a common set phras , but I'd not heard it before, so I was
thinking it maybe meant twenty degrees (F) below freezing (12F = -11C).