Fahrenheit vs. Celsius

I am writing this article as a companion piece to Jason’s “Why we need the Metric System�, and because I am too lazy to think up an original topic. As hotly contested as the subject is of Standard vs. Metric, Fahrenheit vs. Celsius is even more so. Why, how many times a day do you ask, how many kilometers is that dog or how many yards is that telephone pole? Or I wonder how many micrograms is that fly is or I am curious as to the poundage of that phat ass. If your like me than hardly any at all. But people are constantly asking what the temperature is. It drives what they wear, where they go and what type of food they eat. That is why it is so imperative to have a reliable temperature system. Now there are pros and cons to both systems. Celsius is easy because it goes up by amounts of 10, 0 being freezing and 100 being boiling points of water. So for all the retards out there it is very handy. But do people really need to know those things, I mean you put water into the freezer and viola! It turns to ice, not like you have to sit there with a thermometer and check it every 10 minutes to make sure it stays at 0 degrees Celsius. Fahrenheit on the other hand is much easier to learn because it just makes sense. On a hot day it’s in the 90’s, boy that sure sounds hot. And on a cold day it is in the low 10 or maybe 5’s, brr I’m cold just typing it! Celsius on the other hand is retarded, oh man its 23 degrees outside lets go swimming! I don’t think so, not in my America pal. However, Fahrenheit does have its negative points. For one Fahrenheit sounds like a Nazi name. I’m sure Hitler wasn’t telling his generals to burn all those Jews at 100 degrees Celsius (the actual melting point of Jews is 164 degrees Celsius). On the other hand Fahrenheit does sound really cool as a title for books or movies. Could you imagine Michael Moore’s Movie Celsius 911, Boring! Fahrenheit 911 just sounds sexier and is the perfect way for a fat talentless hack to make lots of money over our worst national tragedy. In conclusion there are several reasons why both systems are equally good. But since we use Fahrenheit in America the rest of the world should just fall in line and do as we say. I mean when has Europe been right about anything, that’s right never. Oh and don’t even mention that Kelvin scale shit to me. What is a Kelvin anyways. The only Kelvin I know is 36, lives in his Mom’s basement and plays Star Wars Galaxies all day (He does have a lvl 50 tuscan raider bounty hunter that totally pwns!!!). You are free to disagree with my opinion, but that’s probably just because you are a godless Commie bastard.

  1. What are you talking about? I think you are a liar. I don’t think you really know any Kelvins at all. I mean, who names their kids kelvin anyway? No red blooded americans, that’s for damn sure. Oh, and I believe you meant to say that Jews burn at 163.775 degrees celcius. Geeeeez, check your facts before you post them. You don’t know anything about everything or nothing. Oh, and just so it’s American I took the liberty to convert the temp that Jews burn into fahrenheit (326.7986), Kelvin (436.93) and, just to show you how much cooler I am than you, into Rankin (786.47). Oh, yeah! Check those facts! You just got “pwnd!!!” By the way, I forgot my password again. That’s three times now. BUT YOU GOT PWND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 28th, 2006 at 9:47 pm
  2. Just because you dont agree with my opinions doesnt mean you have to mock my screen id, that hurts ;(. Quite frankly its you science people that are ruining America. Do you think GW Bush knows how to convert temperature, thats right no he doesn’t and he’s the president so what he says goes. SO convert all you want Comrade, but Ill stick with my good ‘ole USA Freedom Degrees!

    D WallZ
    August 29th, 2006 at 10:14 am
  3. Dwall, never post on the internet again.
    Never say anything again.
    Never communicate to anyone in any way again.
    You give republicans a HORRIBLE name. Just stfu!
    You have no clue what you are talking about!
    Every single thing you have said is WRONG IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY!!

    July 4th, 2007 at 7:33 am
  4. this is crazy!
    i do not like republicans
    no, i do not
    they think they are the best
    but, they are not.

    soccer moms abound
    their husbands are found
    sleeping with their neighbor
    And so, Penelope, returns the favor

    Who, hear wants to return the favor!!

    October 20th, 2007 at 1:24 pm
  5. I think Celsius is as good a scale as anything. Since 1984, I have been using Celsius, as there were, and still are, themometers with both scales. Kelvin is for more extreme temperatures.

    Thomas Bailey
    May 13th, 2008 at 6:02 pm
  6. It is clearly a matter of what you got used to. I’m on Celsius side ’cause I was born with it and I can accept that if you grew up with Fahrenheit you’re considering it better than any other system. Whatever makes you happy!
    However, I would say it make sense to have a system that ties 0 degrees to an ubiquitous and well known phenomena, like water freezing.
    Now, the same applies to the imperial system (inches, yards). I understand that it’s so deep in you that you can’t think anything better that it. And you’re right … from your perspective. All your life, you accumulated in your brain imagery of objects of 1 inch, 2 inches … 1 foot … and compare new objects that you come across and need to measure with those. If those images in your mind would be recorded in centimetres you wouldn’t understand the imperial system.
    I tend (in some respects) to agree with Jason who wrote “Down with the metric system” (good points, but it depends on the audience). But again the metric system is easier to do calculations with it: addition, multiplication, division…. 3 1/3 + 4 5/18 =? Oh my god! … Whereas 1.34 + 23.45 = 24.79. Isn’t it simpler? Maybe it’s just me and my metric mind.
    Kelvin it’s another scale which is Celsius based. One K degree has the exact same value as a C degree. The thing is there are no negative values because the scale starts with 0 and only goes up, with 0 being the lowest absolute temperature = -273.15C. It’s known as “absolute zero”. [The Kelvin scale is a thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale where absolute zero, the theoretical absence of all thermal energy, is zero (0 K).] This scale makes sense to me as well but I don’t use it ‘cause nobody would understand me saying that there are 290 degrees outside.
    And by the by, the Europeans are smart as the Americans are but you forget that you have in most of your cities neighbourhoods like “Little Italy”, “Greek Town”, “French quarter” where those Europeans that created US lived and have grand-sons.


    June 6th, 2008 at 10:21 pm
  7. The most miserable provocation ever.

    July 15th, 2008 at 6:55 pm
  8. D WallZ, sorry to tell you, but the Americans are backward , an you are among them. You are so dumb! The Metric System is called SI-International Standards. You don’t want to follow the world-it is your problem.
    By the way, football is something you, dumb guys, call soccer. Everything you do in the US is upside down.

    Russian Bear
    December 15th, 2008 at 1:21 pm
  9. You’re an idiot.

    “In conclusion there are several reasons why both systems are equally good. But since we use Fahrenheit in America the rest of the world should just fall in line and do as we say”

    Americans and their ignorance. You are the only country in the world that still uses that form of measurement. Just because your country uses doesn’t mean we should.

    Lenny Smith
    February 7th, 2009 at 2:29 am
  10. Your resons for why celcius aren’t good for clime are nonsence, for me (brazilian, porto alegre) a hot day is 30 degree and upper, 22 is a nice wheather (in fact is the temperature I set my AC in sumer (which ranges from 30 to 40 degrees in medium)), 18 is generaly the early outum temp, in winter you can range from -10 in a really cold night, to 14/18 in the launch time.

    23 (spring normal temp) degrees is generaly not hot enough to swiming, but is a good temp to take a walk in the park, or barbecue something.

    Marcos Sartori
    March 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
  11. And kelvins are realy useful if you are a cientist, general pop. can easly never hear of it until college.

    and if you show me a dog that lenghts in the range of kilometers, you better be on acid, or it is the first dog bigger than a mile.

    Meters are usefull for room/house sizes, person height (1.75 m = 175cm), relatively small distances, like a pole or the size of a block.

    Centimeters are good for things smaller than a meter, like a ruller (generaly 30cm) or a desktop height, a child height…

    milimeters are usefull for almost anything, again just scientific usage, like ant sizes, or paper tickness, almost all thing you might use milimeters, use generaly use centimeters with a comma, because the are generaly bigger than a centimeter, and everyone has the notion of what is a centimeter.

    kilograms are good for all general proposal weight messures, like a person body weight, a bag of fruits…

    grams are little usefull, they generaly express nutritional content on a certain sample of a food, or the mass of an mol of something (chemistry).

    miligrams are more likely for meds, or scientific mesure of something realy small, they are not seen everytime, but you may take 750mg of tylenol when you have a headake.

    Marcos Sartori
    March 12th, 2009 at 10:28 pm
  12. The US really should start using the metric system. We broke off from England over 200 years ago, so why are we measuring things based on the King of England’s body parts? Metric system all the way, after all, this is America, not England.

    As for F vs. C? 90 degrees does sound hot… but almost boiling… not good for measuring outdoor temp. 30 degrees, yeah, pretty warm day.

    What about -40? I guess that works for everyone

    November 12th, 2009 at 12:31 am

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