Having recently lived and (tried to) work in 40-degree + weather, may I be the first to say Oh, Crap?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to comment on how cold Norway must be for 40 degrees to seem hot, but then I realized you must mean Celsius (that's 100 degrees Fahrenheit or so?). Anyway, it's time to go metric. What other countries are still using conventional measurements?

August 07, 2006 4:24 am  
Blogger mrtn said...

The US is using the US old-imperial standards, the UK and Canada are using new Imperial Standards, and the rest of the world (pretty much) uses the metric system. It's time to get with the program, but that also means changing a billion road signs and textbooks and so forth. It's going to take a long time, and cost a lot of money.

40 is about a 105, I think. It's pretty gruesome.

August 07, 2006 1:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, well, there have been futile efforts to begin the long, expensive process since the 70's. I haven't heard anything new in the debate recently. There's a part of me that likes this traditionalist quirk of the US (the same part that never really warmed to the idea of the Euro, despite its practicality) until I realize that it is the same stodgy resistance to change that holds us back in areas like gay marriage.

Where was the 40 degree weather?

August 07, 2006 7:01 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

Well put, Ginny. Quirkiness can be a good thing, but there's a reason behind it often, and sometimes one should dump the reasoning instead of the quirk.

Where: Berlin. It's allright now, though.

August 07, 2006 7:04 pm  
Blogger Lasse said...

We might as well train now for the greenhouse effect :-) We will learn to sweat and smile at the same time!

August 07, 2006 9:50 pm  

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