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    why do all you guys use Fahrenheit? I find it difficult getting my head around. I thought most people used Celsius these days? is this a USA thing? I know a lot of us in the UK use F, but this tends to be the older gereration, I was educated all in metric myself.

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    YEP THAT'S US AMERICAN'S! We use Farenheit and inches.

    Overseas people USUALLY use metric and Celsius. BUT in sciences over here we use Celsius.

    Nep.G.

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    You know in America we have to be different. I really don't get it. The rest of the world ( as far as I know ) uses Celsius.
    Everyone that lives in the US ( for the most part ) refers to everything in Faahrenheit. Which makes watching BBC or CNN late night weather a bit of a problem. :cheesy:

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    No offense but America has always had to be different from everybody else,i mean u even invented your own type of english!*sigh*i don't even know what i'm reading when i see fahrenheit or inches...i just read it but don't actually take it in,u know what i mean.

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    Yes Mondo and jaie we are the world's snobs! Bin Laden no comment.(If you get my point!) [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]>
    Nep.G.

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    Celsius confuses me. It makes it hard to ask temperature questions of folks out of the U.S. I did find a site on the web that has a converter for metric stuff. I've used it before to convert Farenheit to Celsius. Like Mondo, I never understand anything anyone says about celsius, kilometers, centimeters and such. I'm "old school"...give me feet, inches and farenheit! (Kinda funny cause I'd assume "farenheit" is a German word? Don't they use celsium in Gemany?).

    suzanne


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    I'm with you on that one Plant A Kiss I get lost with that stuff too except the centimeters and that's only because I have a growth chart on my wall for my daughter.

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    Ohh boy next thing we will come out with instead of a piece of wood with numbers and lines on it will be a digital ruler that converts every measurment taken into ALL measuring units around the world! Nep.G.

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