I was brought up in the imperial 'dynasty' (eg non-metric!) which means I had to learn about the decimal system. I have to say I still struggle, particularly with centimeters and their allies the millimeters and co.
This also means that Fahrenheit was the only thing I knew at school. I knew that if it was in 'the 70's' it meant it was hot, and I understood that.
Today, it's all Celsius.....(why did we change)?
- Get your iPhone or smart phone out and get the calculator app opened up
- Key in the temperature now - eg 27
- multiply it by 1.8
- And then +32
- Result - 80.6
- Hot for hounds, (and hounds Mums and Dads)