Post by Ally Kennedy de Garcia on Jul 31, 2014 12:10:56 GMT 9
Any Americans have a difficult time with the metric system? I am trying to do the weather in Celsius but since my husband lived in the US he feels comfortable with Fahrenheit, thus at home I'm not forced to have to know the temperature in Celsius. I am starting to learn it slowly and always think about making my weather app in Celsius but, well, I'm lazy about it. Anyone else have this problem? How did you master the metric and weather systems in your adopted countries?
Ally, oh don't get me started on my woeful failure to learn the metric system! I've lived in Japan for nearly 18 years and I still struggle with understanding temperatures in Celsius! This is something I should have been more proactive about long ago, but, well, it just never seemed all that important to me. And here I am, years later, without an easy grasp of today's weather. :-[
Just putting a chart on the wall, with a side-by-side comparison of Celsius and Fahrenheit, would probably help the new system become more second nature, if viewed enough...
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I simply can't! I have no idea what a mile is, Fahrenheit or anything... Can't be bothered, really... I just ignore it. I have an app on my phone that does it for me when it's necessary for me to understand...
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