There are times when, believe it or not, the metric system doesn’t make sense. I don’t mean it isn’t the best unit of measurement — it obviously is — I just mean sometimes it doesn’t feel right. Luckily, I’m here to help.
hen someone asks you “hey how tall are you?” is your first response “oh, it’s odd that you’re asking, but I’m 185 centimetres tall”? Because if it is, you’re a weirdo. Sorry, but that’s the truth.
Maybe you’re European, and maybe this doesn’t apply, but as a Canadian who was raised by someone who was used to the imperial units of measurement, and am constantly inundated with media from the US, I still get a daily dose of Feet, Inches, Yards, Farenheit, etc.
So, when I walk out of the house on a sticky August day, I don’t say to myself “oh man, it must be 30 degrees out!” Thirty does not in any way describe to me how hot 30°C actually is. Ninety on the other hand, does. But likewise, when I’m outside shoveling the end of my driveway after the plow has gone by yet again, I don’t for a second pause and curse the 23° weather. Twenty-three? it’s fucking cold out! What the hell is 23!?
So, I’ve gone and done the world a favour (again,) and created the David Keen Celcenheit System™. Behold!
Now, I know what you scientific-minded folks will say (“that doesn’t make any sense! blah, blah…) and maybe you’re right, but doesn’t itfeel right? I’m not saying we should start using this brilliant system for scientific measurement, only anecdotal “hey, it’s pretty goddamn hot out, eh?” measurement.
For me, the change over between Celsius to Fahrenheit begins to make sense around the 10°C, 50°F mark.
With the David Keen Celcenheit System™, when you feel hot, your temperature reflects that and when you’re cold, your temperature reflects that too. You’re welcome, everyone!