Shh! Put away the metres!. . Emmi America is quick was messups things using Italins! units oh AMERICA IS WAKING UP QUICK HOE THE CELSIUS
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User avatar #108 to #60 - babbysmithy (10/05/2013) [-]

23 = two tens thre = kaksikymmentäkolme
User avatar #114 to #108 - babbysmithy (10/05/2013) [-]
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#165 to #60 - onceapiece (10/05/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure America did that to make measuring, not converting, easier. If you think about it, measuring in centimeters or meters can be kind of awkward because there is a large difference between them.
User avatar #90 to #60 - davisdamen (10/05/2013) [-]
you can't say month-day-year doesn't make it's own kind of sense though
max 12 months/ max 31 days/ max 2013 years (although we are coming up on a max of 2014 and then 2015 after that)
#105 to #90 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
consider this:
when you read the "normal" way, from day-month-year its in backwards order of accuracy (1990 is not very accurate, October is somewhat accurate and the 3rd is very accurate) for the "unnormal" system you are putting them in order of the size of their number, which is imho essentially the same as ignoring the units.

i.e. 30grams and 1 kilogram against 1 kilogram and 30 grams
#77 to #60 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
well the way you speak german numbers is kind of retarded
we say ninehundredoneandeighty for 981
User avatar #85 to #77 - xxDanvelxx (10/05/2013) [-]
Well the french say 80 as fourtwenty

inb4 80 blaze it phagg0t
#91 to #85 - csondi (10/05/2013) [-]
95 in french is fourtwentyfifteen -> quatre-vingt quinze.   
In Belgique they have normal "names" for 70, 80 and 90. it's some french logique and it's not that difficlult to use (and it's not even my native language). .   
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95 in french is fourtwentyfifteen -> quatre-vingt quinze.
In Belgique they have normal "names" for 70, 80 and 90. it's some french logique and it's not that difficlult to use (and it's not even my native language). .

pic unrelated
#119 to #91 - Naimzorz (10/05/2013) [-]
Arabic is a bit weird as well. When we say 21 it's "one and twenty', and 1321 is "one thousand and three hundred and one and twenty"
User avatar #209 to #119 - ghustla (10/05/2013) [-]
actually no it's the retarded way to read and say it, arabic is read and written from right to left this also applies to numerics. So the correct pronunciation is "one and twenty and three hundred and a thousand" still weird though.
#182 to #119 - northard (10/05/2013) [-]
In Norway we use both (81) eighty-one and one-and-eighty. The second way of saying it is mostly used by the previous generations, though.
User avatar #129 to #85 - hotschurl (10/05/2013) [-]
97 is "quatre-vingt-dix-sept", which means "four-twenty-ten-seven"
User avatar #88 to #77 - screencleaner (10/05/2013) [-]
We do that in the Netherlands too, like eighty-one, we call that one-and-eighty
#89 to #88 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
we are all retarded
User avatar #94 to #89 - hjgamer (10/05/2013) [-]
Well.. It's because "and" can also mean "plus", so it's really not that retarded again.
User avatar #95 to #94 - hjgamer (10/05/2013) [-]
#103 to #95 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
yeah but why would you say 100+3+20
when you can say 100+20+3??
User avatar #106 to #103 - hjgamer (10/05/2013) [-]
Because it's retarded.
But in Danish it gets even more retarded with the numbers 50-60-70-80-90.
For example, 50 is called half-times-twenty, but always shortened as something like half-trees (yes, trees). Cousing big confusion.
It's made by two-and-a-half-times-twenty, so 2,5*20=50.

And that's just one of them. This system makes zero sense.
#107 to #106 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
so you just told me that it is retarded?
well why did you say it's nor really that retarded before?
User avatar #111 to #107 - hjgamer (10/05/2013) [-]
Because it's confusing as **** , it's so much easier in English or Swedish.
In Swedish 50 is just five-ten.
#112 to #111 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
yo dude you dont make any sense
User avatar #115 to #112 - hjgamer (10/05/2013) [-]
Danish=confusing as ****
English and Swedish=easy as ****
#117 to #115 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
that comment made sense, it's just completely out of context and previous comments don't make sense
User avatar #109 to #77 - alekshm (10/05/2013) [-]
we don't do that **** in Norway
#110 to #109 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
good for you?
#113 to #110 - alekshm (10/05/2013) [-]
I guess
#116 to #113 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
good grief i dont get you people at all
i tell you that numbers and **** are weird and germany and then you go around telling me its NOT weird in norway (other guy said something about sweden/england).
WHY?! If I thought it was messed up everywhere in the world why the **** would I even point it out what it's like in germany?
User avatar #134 to #116 - animedudej ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
i didnt say it wasnt weird... and its pretty much old people 60+ that say it here... unless you live in a certain part of Norway
#118 to #116 - alekshm (10/05/2013) [-]
Maybe you should have been more accurate
User avatar #102 to #77 - animedudej ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
norway is the same... "Hundre og ein og tjue" (Hundredandoneandtwenty = 121)
User avatar #120 to #102 - alekshm (10/05/2013) [-]
**** deg da, det kommer jo ann på dialekten
User avatar #92 to #77 - wtfduud ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
Same in Denmark, except 80=fours (because it's four times twenty, I aint gotta explain **** )
#83 to #77 - bizzar (10/05/2013) [-]
Who speaks germen numbers? the germans or the other germanlike speaking countries?
Who speaks germen numbers? the germans or the other germanlike speaking countries?
User avatar #96 to #83 - hjgamer (10/05/2013) [-]
Many languages say the numbers oppisite if that's what you mean.
#87 to #83 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
im not sure if i understand what you are saying, but thats what germans say, obviously other countries in which german is spoken (Switzerland, austria) also say it like this
User avatar #98 to #87 - bizzar (10/05/2013) [-]
I wasn`t sure what you meant in your first comment, but you said the way people speak germen numbers is retarded and since the pic only had the US and the rest of the world on it, it sounded like you meant the rest of the world say numbers like the germans do
#101 to #98 - ripgeckosncherios (10/05/2013) [-]
i saw the thing at the bottom about the days/months/years and wanted to point out that not only americans say things in a backwards fashion
User avatar #161 to #60 - capricore (10/05/2013) [-]
Well here in Estonia we say 12 months, kaksteist kuud.
What to everyone think,
sounds like we say cocks taste good.
User avatar #163 to #161 - capricore (10/05/2013) [-]
So stop asking us how many months there is in a year.
#124 to #60 - MasterManiac (10/05/2013) [-]
MFW I live in the UK and someone asks me what my weight is in stone or height in feet and inches.
MFW I live in the UK and someone asks me what my weight is in stone or height in feet and inches.
User avatar #197 to #124 - timmity ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
i only know my weight in KG nd by hieght is feet and inches
User avatar #5 - iamthou ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
one of the main reasons that we dont switch to the metric system is the cost, we'd have to change textbooks, tools(although most tool owners own a combination of both) factories, cars, measuring tools, everything.

it's not that we can't learn, the metric system is incredibly easy to understand it's just the cost thats holding us back
User avatar #49 to #5 - jimbobjim (10/05/2013) [-]
We did that too. Every country did at some point. So it's not a great excuse...
User avatar #58 to #5 - dinkcool (10/05/2013) [-]
Perhaps you should remember than every single country in the world exept American (and some other old brithish colonies) have undergone that change. It has cost alot of money for all of us but in the long run you will actually save money because the metric system will save alot of time.
User avatar #69 to #5 - srapture (10/05/2013) [-]
Surely you can just take textbooks from the UK for that kind of thing. The same information, using metric units.
User avatar #128 to #5 - greenstrongworld (10/05/2013) [-]
The one time that your taxes can be used for good and you waste it on shutting down goverment.
#131 to #5 - mymissiondaytwo (10/05/2013) [-]
This is the most reasonable explanation I have heard. But why doesn't the US just do it gradually ? Like, just stop producing tools and textbooks using inches/feet/gallons/rocks etc and do it all in metrical, while still using whatever is left of the legacy system until everything will need replacement ?
Over a course of about 10 years this is possible to do at minimal costs.
User avatar #224 to #131 - iamthou ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
it kind of is happening gradually, as I said most tool owners own both metric and imperial, most vehicles will show mph and kilometers per hour, measuring cups have both listed.
#172 to #5 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
****** reoson mate it just going ot cost more longer you wait it like apply new band aid to cut at some point it just going to get worse until you change for new one same reason why fossil fuels should be replaced befer the cost is too great it comes dwon to cost now vs futre cost futre cost is always higher than it will cost now to sort out waiting is just poor excuse
#199 to #5 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
>spend one trillion dollars in invading the middle east
>wont spend a couple billions in buying new books
#73 to #5 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
still retarded that you didnt start with it
#207 to #73 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
america existed before the metric system....
User avatar #82 to #5 - DrAlt (10/05/2013) [-]
We change out textbooks every ~two years anyway since the publishers are greedy that way, at the college level. Also many schools are starting to switch to electronic texts, which is an easy copy/paste.

The 'cost' thing is just a BS excuse. The biggest expense would be repainting mph signs, which is a summer job for high school kids, and even every single car I've seen has had both kph and mph on the speedometer.
User avatar #84 to #5 - shakalakaboomboom (10/05/2013) [-]
As we All know America are known for keeping their finances in check
Tee hee
User avatar #39 to #5 - beasert (10/05/2013) [-]
Canada switched alright. The only reason we still use feet and inches is because we're next to the States.
Also, only two countries besides the US don't use metric: Liberia and Myanmar
User avatar #170 to #39 - miscarriage (10/05/2013) [-]
We don't need more debt.
#130 to #39 - mymissiondaytwo (10/05/2013) [-]
Don't forget about the UK.
User avatar #146 to #130 - kabasta ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
The United Kingdom uses both.
#44 to #5 - themodyourgod (10/05/2013) [-]
At least the US has shown that it is competent with cost-management recently.
#167 - ihateallofyoualot **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
MFW comment section
MFW comment section
#74 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
glorious celsius masterrace reporting in:
0 degrees = it's kinda cold
-1 to -30 it's cold as **** , it's snow n **** ************
1< degrees = rain isnt frozen
20< it's actually warm
User avatar #76 to #74 - thirdjess (10/05/2013) [-]
#78 to #76 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
User avatar #80 to #78 - thirdjess (10/05/2013) [-]
You bet your ass, I'm from down under mate!
#81 to #80 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
well then, obviously you aren't used to cold as I am, such as I. I was born in it, molded by it.
User avatar #99 to #81 - wizlock (10/05/2013) [-]
Lithuania here, in winters temp goes down to -30 and in summers it rises to 30+. Damn this sucks
#133 to #99 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
pretty much like sweden
#79 to #76 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
lannister scum
#122 to #74 - transgendered (10/05/2013) [-]
goddammit you ungrateful cunt. In my day, summers only got up to 14 degrees if we were lucky. 20 degrees is ******* hot you twat.
#135 to #122 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
where're you from? im from sweden, extreme winters equals -20 or even -30 degrees, and some hot summer range from 25 to 35 degrees
#136 to #135 - transgendered (10/05/2013) [-]
I'm from Britland. It's pretty much just 2 degrees all the time forever.
#138 to #136 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
and rain, dont forget the rain.
#139 to #138 - granath (10/05/2013) [-]
just like our autumns
#159 to #139 - transgendered (10/05/2013) [-]
Its raining right now
User avatar #171 to #122 - jewishcommunazi (10/05/2013) [-]
I can easily get more than 35 where I am.
User avatar #93 to #74 - lastweek (10/05/2013) [-]
Kelvin masterrace is best masterrace.
User avatar #149 to #74 - angelmatvey (10/05/2013) [-]
Fahrenheit from Arkansas reporting in

32 degrees = it's pretty cold
31 to 0 degrees = ********** get me indoors
33 to 65 = cold but not terrible
66 to 85 = glorious
86 to 100+ = ********** get me indoors
#127 - harrisonfordor (10/05/2013) [-]
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User avatar #178 to #127 - iwishiwasazula (10/05/2013) [-]
I've never seen anyone on Tumblr talking about that. There are even ironic posts that show everyone hates those stupid comments; the real bad issue is that you can delete them when you add them to your blog, but they just leave them like that
User avatar #179 to #178 - harrisonfordor (10/05/2013) [-]
and....? Sorry I'm not seeing a point here, as I was joking.
User avatar #132 to #127 - niggastolemyname ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
is it bad that i read pain as penis?
#137 to #132 - harrisonfordor (10/05/2013) [-]
Honestly, it would probably be more fitting
User avatar #2 - mehten (10/05/2013) [-]
************ , just capitalize "oh n."

Sorry, it really bothered me.
User avatar #97 to #2 - wizlock (10/05/2013) [-]
User avatar #22 to #2 - kievaughnb (10/05/2013) [-]
They do it on purpose. I ******* hate Tumblr
User avatar #152 - bighairyfart (10/05/2013) [-]
As an American, I wish we actually would switch to Metrics. So much easier to understand then Customary.
User avatar #155 to #152 - Loppytaffy (10/05/2013) [-]
Here in Britain we teach kids in meters and grammes etc.
But everything is still measured in inches (tv screens etc), feet (carpets), miles (roads and speeds), ounces (baby bottles).
Really screws you up...
User avatar #157 to #155 - bighairyfart (10/05/2013) [-]
Wow... sounds like a pain in the ass. In america, we basically use customary for EVERYTHING, except in science classes, where we use metrics because it's the international system. That's part of why I love science so much, because measurements and conversions are super easy. I'm very surprised at how many people I know who actually feel that the metric system "doesn't make any sense"
User avatar #166 to #157 - Loppytaffy (10/05/2013) [-]
You're telling me; satnav says "in 200 yards" and the display is showing me in points of a mile and I'm like WHAT IS THAT IN METRES?! GLORIA WHY U DO THIS?!
#187 to #155 - turdofdoom (10/05/2013) [-]
in norway the only think we measure in incher would be tv's and carwheels yeah..and subwoofers.
i cant really think of anything else
#140 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
I can understand the U.S. being made fun of and hated for(especially this day and age). But to me the imperial units and metric system arguments will always sound like the console war situation, unneeded bickering. I can understand the amount of people who use metric makes the console war comparison seem like PS3 against Atari, but so the **** what. Everyone has a personal preference. And if what I hear is correct the U.S. still uses imperial units as a **** you to the Brits. Not sure if that's correct but it sure sounds like the U.S. train of thought.

I'm from the states btw so I'm not knocking the U.S, just wanted to clarify after that last sentence.
User avatar #203 to #140 - kristovsky (10/05/2013) [-]
but the imperial system was invented by the british...
#62 - delivering (10/05/2013) [-]
Celsiuis is a logical unit as much as Fahrenheit is. They're both arbitrary units - by which I mean, the 0 on the scale doesn't actually represent the absence of the thing being measured.
If you want a logical unit for temperature, it's Kelvin.
But yeah, America uses pretty ****** units. It's kinda funny that they still use the units of Imperial Britain, the country they freed themselves of so proudly.
User avatar #164 - Ragumshnagum ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
I understand why one would argue that metric is better than imperial.

But I really can't see how Celsius is superior to Fahrenheit. The freezing and boiling points of water are not difficult to remember.
User avatar #168 to #164 - thespartanpony (10/05/2013) [-]
i totally agree. the metric system is far superior to what we learn, but i really don't see how celsius is better. farenheit just makes more sense in my opinion
User avatar #174 to #168 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
wait, how?

water freezes at 0 and boils at 100.

how is that not a hundred times simpler than your 32 to 212 ******** ? (the very fact that i had to use google to remind myself how the **** Fahrenheit works proves my point.)
User avatar #191 to #174 - yusay (10/05/2013) [-]
No, using google only proves that you never paid attention in class.

The reason people prefer Fahrenheit over Celsius is the precision in everyday life. You will almost never deal with anything between 40-100 degrees Celsius in your life except for cooking and science, making Celsius extremely imprecise compared to Fahrenheit.
User avatar #212 to #191 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
because i didn't pay attention in class, or that they don't teach Fahrenheit in schools in england?

does anybody except america even use it?
User avatar #188 to #174 - Ragumshnagum ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
The freezing and boiling points of water are not a regular concern to most people.
#213 to #188 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
"The freezing and boiling points of water are not a regular concern to most people."

what, you don't boil water?

blood colonials.
User avatar #226 to #213 - Ragumshnagum ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
When I want to boil water, I put the pot over the flame and wait until it boils. I don't need to take the specific temperature into account.
User avatar #227 to #226 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
I was making a job about tea...

regardless, how accurate do you need your temperature measurements to be on a daily basis?

strictly speaking, we don't NEED to know the exact tempreture at any time, but starting at freezing and ending at boiling point makes for a good pair of markers,

what markers does Fahrenheit have? zero is somewhere below freezing, and 100 is about halfway to boiling?
User avatar #198 to #168 - alhemicar (10/05/2013) [-]

what? How does it make more sense to you?
#173 to #164 - restfullwicked ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
there are reasons. for example, the lower the atmospheric pressure, the less heat water needs to boil. Its not consistent at all times and changes based on where you are boiling the water.

There is a reason why almost all other countries use Celsius. granted i'm fairly sure its because its easier to spell but even so. most americans act like Celsius is totally useless and everyone that uses it is a retard.
#175 to #173 - acerose (10/05/2013) [-]
Measuring it in Celsius doesn't keep the temperatures it freezes and boils at from changing.

How does the fact that they change make Celsius better?
#200 to #175 - restfullwicked ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
you can actually measure altitude on earth by checking the temperature water boils. Water is the basic requirement for life as we understand it and since Celsius is the study of water it is more important than people think.

Im not arguing celsius is better, im just saying that most americans act twats about it. the whole reason we have a measurement system is so we can see what is hotter. so long as one of the numbers ends up higher who cares what measurement it is. i will say that Fahrenheit will become more important over the next few centuries and then become totally useless a few centuries after that. there is more important **** to deal with that this though.
User avatar #184 to #164 - mrshrapnel ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
Then lets measure in Kelvin.
The wheater stations are gonna have a fun time writing 264 decrees Kelvin on the board.
Or the documentary saying the center of the sun is ~1.57×10^7 K.
User avatar #204 to #164 - reginleif (10/05/2013) [-]
American here.

It's better for the reason that I only have to remember 1 equation for turning that into Kelvin. And it's addition subtraction.

I'd have to multiply by Fractions otherwise, and **** that.
#25 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
I'm disappointed they didn't say:

'America is waking up, hide or they'll celSIUS'
User avatar #32 to #25 - arabiddrummer **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
I thought it was funny
User avatar #141 - evanthebrony (10/05/2013) [-]
Fahrenheit is better than celsius because celsius is based on water while fahrenheit is based on human living conditions.
User avatar #147 to #141 - thewalruss (10/05/2013) [-]
Well... you still have feets and miles and yards and illogical **** like that (the month/day/year thing, for example)
User avatar #150 to #147 - kjftiger (10/05/2013) [-]
Honestly I feel like the Month/day/year makes sense...I mean when talking I would say
October 5th, 2013 it just seems to flow better.
User avatar #151 to #150 - thewalruss (10/05/2013) [-]
Well, probably you got a point there. In spanish we say "5 de octubre del 2013". Day/Month/year flows better for me.
User avatar #153 to #151 - kjftiger (10/05/2013) [-]
I guess it just depends on how you were taught haha
User avatar #176 to #150 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
why do you think that?

smallest to largest makes perfect sense, why go middle/small/large?
User avatar #194 to #176 - yusay (10/05/2013) [-]
No it doesn't. Largest to smallest does. How do you say 3201? Is the three representing the smallest unit then? No, it's the largest, 3000. How do you say 8 hours and 12 minutes? 12:8? No, you say it as 8:12.

It's ridiculous to flip your units of time around and then say it's logical.

Is Day/Month/Year Hour:Minute:Second logical in anyway? No.
User avatar #211 to #194 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
does anybody use Y/M/D?

largest to smallest atleast makes more sense than starting in the middle.
User avatar #214 to #211 - yusay (10/05/2013) [-]
Yes, several countries do.

That's not even an argument. It still makes less sense than Big Endian. The way everything else is done on the planet.
User avatar #177 to #176 - kjftiger (10/05/2013) [-]
I just feel like it flows better saying "October 5th, 2013" rather than "5th of October, 2013"
But that is just my opinion, not saying it is the right or wrong way.
User avatar #180 to #177 - iamnuff ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
eh, it probably "rolls" better because you are used to it.

so long as you actually use words its fine, we have it either way in England (6th of june, or june the 6th)

but the moment you cut it down to just numbers?

your next appointment with the doctor is on 9/6/2014

so when do you show up? June 9th or September 6th?
User avatar #181 to #180 - kjftiger (10/05/2013) [-]
Well because of where I live it would be September the 6th, like you said it is just because that is how I was taught.
#154 to #150 - dontknowmeatall (10/05/2013) [-]
Depends on the language. Spanish and French sound really weird saying it that way and it's hard to pronounce for foreigners. English learners usually need some time to get used to the M/D/Y system.
User avatar #148 to #147 - evanthebrony (10/05/2013) [-]
Oh yea, thats still ******* retarted
User avatar #156 to #141 - markertemp (10/05/2013) [-]
I still prefer a measurement system that's based on tens and not 32's and 212's.
User avatar #201 to #156 - TastyBurger (10/05/2013) [-]
Its not based on 32's and 212's. Those are the freezing and boiling points in water, which Fahrenheit isn't based on. Its based on human living conditions. And Celsius is only based on water. Is the melting point of lithium on an even 10 in Celsius? Nope, just water. All other important numbers are random in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
User avatar #142 to #141 - anonymoose ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
They're both as easy as each other.
User avatar #144 to #142 - evanthebrony (10/05/2013) [-]
i would rather have their precision in the range of my like than boiling water.
User avatar #145 to #144 - anonymoose ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
They're both as precise as each other.
User avatar #4 - traelos (10/05/2013) [-]
Celsius isn't any more logical than Fahrenheit, it just fits to a different purpose.

0-100C is the temperature at which water is liquid, ok, thats nice if you're working with water I guess...even scientifically speaking it's no better for anything else anyway though...

0-100F is the average temperature range on a yearly basis of a fairly temperate climate, so that's good if you live in like 50% of the inhabited area of the you know it's more relevant for more people on a daily basis, but a bit harder to memorize I guess...

I ******* hate pricks who took like 2 physics classes in college and think that metric is actually somehow superior.
User avatar #15 to #4 - exclamation (10/05/2013) [-]
Fahrenheit seems to be engineered to be used for... well, temperatures of "livable" areas because it is more specific than Celsius.
User avatar #28 to #4 - kirkbot (10/05/2013) [-]
isn't metric referring to feet vs meters?
you know meter = metric?
#30 to #28 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
You tell me that of which they were referring.
Also, the Kelvin scale is the only logical way to measure the average kinetic energy of anything.
#31 to #30 - kirkbot (10/05/2013) [-]
indeed a good point
User avatar #192 to #4 - mcrut (10/05/2013) [-]
Because it is? Try doing an entropy problem with Fahrenheit, oh wait thats right you can't
User avatar #215 to #192 - traelos (10/05/2013) [-]
>Implying science is the only practical use of measurement
>Implying It's actually impossible to do an entropy problem with Fahrenheit
>Implying the wide spread use of the metric system somehow gives an inherent advantage to Celsius measurements
>Implying Celsius is superior to Fahrenheit in any way except it's relation to metric

I mean really, you can't call a system of measurement superior just because people have built calculations into it after the fact, if Fahrenheit was the scale they used for metric you'd be singing it's praises the same way.

If anything Fahrenheit is scientifically superior since it's more specific.
User avatar #225 to #215 - mcrut (10/05/2013) [-]
What makes farenheit more specific?
User avatar #228 to #225 - traelos (10/06/2013) [-]
Smaller gap between increments.

That's what being more specific means in terms of measurement.
User avatar #10 to #4 - mylazy (10/05/2013) [-]
No. Fahrenheit is based off of the freezing point of brine water and has three major points. The freezing point of brine water, at 0F, the temp of the human body at about 100F and the boiling point of water 212F. It is more useful for temps then celsius yes, but that is not what it is based off of.
#16 to #4 - gjsmothefirst (10/05/2013) [-]
It actually is, based on more than two physics classes.

First: 1 calorie (a very important unit) is exactly the amount of heat required to heat one gram (or milliliter - they're the same) of water by 1 degree Celsius. Really important, that one.

Every formula for physics and chemistry uses degrees Celsius, or occasionally Kelvin, which is just Celsius with 0 at absolute zero. Celsius is more convenient than Kelvin on a day-to-day basis though, so we tend to use it more.

The biggest reason, however, is that nearly all scientific data and instruments are in Celsius, and this is WAY more important than you might think. While it would be fine if Fahrenheit were universal, it's not, and therefore you HAVE to use Celsius temperatures. While it's perfectly possible to convert, this can often result in errors or issues with significant figures that don't actually exist.

tl;dr Celsius isn't necessarily technically superior, but it's a much better idea to use Celsius than Fahrenheit nowadays.
#36 to #16 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
All that says is that Celsius is useful when working in sciences then. Most people have no use or need for your first point. And simply checking your math isn't that hard. I mean answers are marked wrong on tests if you don't convert for a reason, no excuse for a professional to make that mistake and if it happens due to communication error the fault lies in organization not with Fahrenheit. While I do see how Celsius and Kelvin are useful in science, I think you could argue that Fahrenheit is just as logical to use in daily life.
User avatar #17 to #4 - xdeathspawnx (10/05/2013) [-]
That isn't what Fahrenheit is based on, but you are right it does fit day to day use much better than Celsius. However, it is very important to be able to understand Celsius because it is used in most of the world and in all areas of science.
#47 to #4 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
Metric is obviously better than Imperial, it makes no real difference for temperature, but for everyday life, it makes conversions in metres, kilograms, litres, every single unit much easier. Imagine if you used coins based with one cent being 1/27th of a dollar, its just dumb and much harder to convert, so even on an everyday level it makes numbers that school age children have to deal with much easier.

Not to mention when you do actually go into physics you have to use metric because units of energy, charge, current are all defined as combinations of metric units to standardise calculations. Why make everyone in the US who wants to do anything involving these concepts learn a new system, its just an extra hassle.

#61 to #47 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
Uhm no. Iv'e never used the metric system once in my life. Kelvin is far more superior in physics
User avatar #66 to #61 - baaltomekk (10/05/2013) [-]
Yeah and Kelvin is based on Celsius
User avatar #104 to #61 - wtfduud ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
Kelvin is in the same scale as celsius, it just has a different minimum.
User avatar #18 - arctickoala (10/05/2013) [-]
Is it really that big a deal for people to learn 2 systems of measurement? Fahrenheit makes more sense for a lot of day-to-day uses, Celsius makes more sense if you're doing science. If we were going to go 100% which was better for science, we'd all be using Kelvin anyway.
User avatar #43 to #18 - trollmobile ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
F only makes more sense on a day-to-day use, if you're used to it
if you're used to C, C makes more sense on a day-to-day use
seeing as C is superior in science, and they're equal in daily use, why not just use C?
#48 - greenwithenvy (10/05/2013) [-]
A year is twelve Months   
A foot is twelve inches   
A year is twelve Months
A foot is twelve inches
#63 to #48 - pettdavids (10/05/2013) [-]
luckily a logical ammount of feet is a yard, and so on
User avatar #46 - edwardyeap (10/05/2013) [-]
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User avatar #55 to #34 - umbongoman (10/05/2013) [-]
If you believe that Fahrenheit is somehow more 'accurate' than Celsius but prefer the absolute scale of Kelvin then why don't you use Rankine?
User avatar #56 to #55 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]
I don't actually care, I just think it's quit dumb when people try to act pompous because they use Celsius. Especially when they don't even know how either system works
User avatar #57 to #56 - umbongoman (10/05/2013) [-]
Who doesn't know how Celsius works? It's the most simple system ever.
User avatar #59 to #57 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]
I meant more of that people don't know how fahrenheit works, yet they feel the need to rag on it
#64 to #59 - pettdavids (10/05/2013) [-]
0 Farenheit is near the temperature of a bowl of both water and ice, approximately (not very accurate) and 100 Farenheit is round about the temperature of one guy's forehead, at one time
On the other hand, Celcius is based on the phase transitions of water, the most ambient substance on the earth, measured with high precision and re-measurable over and over again.

I dare say the Farenheit scale is quite illogical, whereas the Celcius is logical and very appliciable on daily life. Kelvin scale is yet more accurate (with 0 Kelvin being the complete lack of temperature) but that one is not quite useful for daily life
User avatar #162 to #64 - metalnettle (10/05/2013) [-]
Fun fact, 0 degrees Kelvin is -273.15 degrees Celsius, it's impossible for anything to be colder than that. Funny considering how you can measure positive heat in it's thousands, but you can't get any colder than that small number.
User avatar #68 to #64 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]

It was based on the boiling and freezing point of water, with two more points set (0, the coldest he could make in his lab, and 100, which was approximately the human body temp), but the main basis was the boiling and freezing points of water. The 180 degrees between the two is what makes Fahrenheit more accurate, by giving it smaller degrees.

Celsius was just based on the two points with no others added. And in fact, today's 0 and 100 degrees Celsius have to be done with specially prepared water, so it's not quite as ample or re-testable as you could actually want it. For the low degree of accuracy they needed back then, either was fine.

Kelvin works in a similar way, but is not as accurate for measuring temperature. Kelvin measures the kinetic energy in a mol of the substance or system you're measuring, whereas temperature(what Fahrenheit and Celsius measure) is the average total kinetic energy of a system.

Both Fahrenheit and Celsius are mildly arbitrary, but useful for everyday life. The only reason Celsius has an upperhand in the scientific world is because it has the same degree size as Kelvin, thus easy conversion. But that's really the only benefit. The smaller degrees in Fahrenheit make it more descriptive regarding weather.
#70 to #68 - pettdavids (10/05/2013) [-]
Celsius uses the same stepsize as Kelvin as mr. Kelvin thought: 'o gee, that Celsius scale is quite nifty, but that zero-point should mean zero heat, rather than water freezing'

On the weather describing part: fair point.
Although, in my personal opinion, I don't think my own skin could differentiate between, for example, 65 F and 66 F (leaving the Fareheit steps no more useful than the Celsius steps for me, personally)
User avatar #71 to #70 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]
starting at the coldest thing they knew of isn't really that big of a leap of imagination, they just integrated the system to what they currently used.

And there isn't a noticeable change with just one degree, but 10 degrees? 10 degrees celcius is 18 fahrenheit, with is a pretty big difference.
#72 to #71 - pettdavids (10/05/2013) [-]
yes, but 10 C or 18F leaves the different stepsizes irrelevant
Usually, in weather reports or on (digital) thermometers, the temperatures are rounded, making Celsius less accurate, but when you change the temperature 10 degrees the rounding error will become irrelevantly small
#40 to #34 - talosknight (10/05/2013) [-]
Celsius is based on the freezing and boiling points of water, at sea level. 0 is freezing, 100 is boiling, round everything inbetween. Or put decimals, **** , Metric doesn't care, as long as it isn't fractions. It makes sense.
#169 to #40 - macbookfan (10/05/2013) [-]
Fun fact: 0 degrees celsius is supposedly a "tri-fecta" for water in that it would alter between solid, liquid and gas stage at the same time.

Either that or i didn't pay close enough attention and microscopical changes in pressure would do it.
User avatar #45 to #40 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]
yeah, those are the two points. Fahrenheit is based on the boiling point of water, freeing point of water, and freezing point of salt water. The 180 degrees between boiling point and freezing point of regular water was for easy division, similar to celsius. The third point provides for a slightly more accurate reading.
And a decimal point is a fraction expressed in a different form, both systems have that.
#50 to #45 - anonmynous (10/05/2013) [-]
I think originally they just decided that the coldest day would be 0 and the hottest day of the year would be 100 and they tweaked it slightly from there to give freezing to boiling nice round units. I say we all switch to Kelvin anyway
User avatar #51 to #50 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]
they were both based on water
kelvin would be quite annoying to deal with as temperature, and it's actually less accurate for measuring that. Kelvin is best for measuring the energy in a specific object/substance, and the others are better for measuring the average kinetic energy of a system(which is what temperature is). They're fine how they are.
#52 to #51 - anonmynous (10/05/2013) [-]
But if we switch to Kelvin then when it's 80 degrees outside it will still be cold enough to keep your beer in a cooler of liquid nitrogen with no refrigeration cost.
User avatar #53 to #52 - pokemonstheshiz (10/05/2013) [-]
but if it's zero degrees out then we may or may not cease to exist as matter
guess you have to take the good with the bad though
User avatar #29 - chuckstein (10/05/2013) [-]
But... but Farenheit is more accurate...
User avatar #38 to #29 - zomitlu ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
this guy right here...
User avatar #33 to #29 - warioteam (10/05/2013) [-]
Shh, let the britfags have their fun.
User avatar #42 to #33 - trollmobile ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
britfags? you mean "everyone other than us fags"?
#67 to #33 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
Err we use both systems. Why do you always assume it's brits that take the piss. It's the rest of Europe that hates USA.
#54 to #29 - rollinquads (10/05/2013) [-]
It's not really more "accurate" it's just that more of the "accurate" values will be whole numbers. while we have about 100 degrees that the temperature in Fahrenheit can commonly reach in weather (0 to 100, for simplicity sake) where Celsius its around 60
(say -15 to 45). A more drastic example would be to measure the distance to the moon with a ruler. It WOULD be accurate, it just wouldn't be a sensible thing to do, except for temperature a Celsius degree is 9/5's a Fahrenheit degree, so they're both fine quite honestly

tl;dr: Both are valuable, accurate, and useful scales of temperature
User avatar #86 to #29 - deandrummer (10/05/2013) [-]
Kelvin is the best unit for temp
#75 to #29 - lawander **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
>Americans this delusional
User avatar #35 to #29 - iridium (10/05/2013) [-]
There really is no such thing as "accuracy" when it comes to measuring units, because it's all based in a perspective.

Metric is just reasonable because everything is in multiples of 10.
User avatar #65 to #35 - gotohemp (10/05/2013) [-]
my perspective is that a multiple of 10 is much simpler
#125 to #65 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
Simplicity comes down to what numeral system we use.

Considering the decimal numeral system is the predominant one in the world, the metric system is the simplest one for that reason.

If we had hexadecimal numeral system where the pattern repeated every 16 numbers was the most used, a measuring system that would function with multiples of 16 would be the best one.
User avatar #218 to #125 - gotohemp (10/05/2013) [-]
right, but the US standard unit measurements can use a variation of multiples from 12 to 5280, hardly anything is consistent

my comparison was the US unit measurement multiples vs metric

or I misunderstood your point, which perchance was referring to our entire numerical system as an example, I dunno :S
#219 to #218 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
I was not defending the US customary units, just stating why the metric system is the best.

However when it comes to temperature I don't like Celsius or Fahrenheit. Kelvin is by far superior because having the absolute minimum as 0 makes more sense to me although I can understand the use of Celsius in chemistry where the boiling and freezing points of water is rather important.
User avatar #220 to #219 - gotohemp (10/05/2013) [-]
sure, but it's hardly a practical unit to use for air or water.. especially since those two happen to be the most commonly measured

having a measurement variate between 273 and 373 seems a bit wierd, the 0 - 100 seems a little more efficient to use in daily routines

kelvin is used however as the standard SI unit measurement in all scientific fields, so it does fulfill its purpose, not to mention it does share the same unit value as celsius
#222 to #220 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
Which is why I said I understand the use of Celsius.
#223 to #222 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
Celsius is practical and Kelvin is more logical, but Fahrenheit? I just don't know the logic of using it.
#126 to #125 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
I accidentally the whole third sentence.
#202 to #35 - Aladdin (10/05/2013) [-]
The reason I like Fahrenheit is because the range is more relatable to real life.   
100 degrees=Pretty hot   
0 degrees=Pretty cold   
100 degrees=You're already dead   
0 degrees=A little chilly   
100=You've already frozen to death   
0=Not physically achievable in our universe
The reason I like Fahrenheit is because the range is more relatable to real life.

100 degrees=Pretty hot
0 degrees=Pretty cold

100 degrees=You're already dead
0 degrees=A little chilly

100=You've already frozen to death
0=Not physically achievable in our universe
User avatar #206 to #202 - ecomp (10/05/2013) [-]
30 degrees C = pretty hot
-30 degrees C = pretty cold

It's not that hard.
#185 to #35 - thorsballs (10/05/2013) [-]
Metric has nothing to do with Celsius, Farenheit is a lot more logical to use since its kinda stupid to base you whole range of temperature on the interval between water being frozen or cooking.
User avatar #216 to #185 - iridium (10/05/2013) [-]
0-water is freezing
100-water is boiling

Water physically cannot be less than 0 degrees Celsius or more than 100 degrees Celsius in liquid state. It makes sense from a scientific perspective that the temperatures for which the single most important compound for sustained life on earth can be in the state it needs to sustain that life, thus it makes sense as a system. It's straightforward and easy to understand.
#217 to #216 - thorsballs (10/05/2013) [-]
>the scientific perspective

Would never use a system based on H20 when there is an universal system such as Farenheit, becuase after all it makes alot more sense to have 0 at the actual world 0 and then you don't even need a second number, since heat as we know it is infinite.
#221 to #217 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
Kelvin is the one where the minimum possible temperature is 0.

Also, see comment #220 for why Celsius is more practical.
User avatar #37 - Temperance ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
The english system is ******* retarded, and I'm American.
User avatar #210 - itepenis (10/05/2013) [-]
Cant we all just agree that what we learned in school is easier for us to use in everyay life? At like a personal standpoint I mean.
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