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Talking About the Weather

I was staring in anger at my car thermometer this morning when I had a little bit of a revelation.

You think about the weather and, in general, people understand concepts.  Hot and cold.  Dry and wet.  We’ve attached numbers to them and we know what they mean but only because we’ve made this association between the number and experience.

Okay, nothing groundbreaking but as I was staring at this “-9” in my dashboard, I got to doing the math.

We generally consider 70 degrees to be a pretty nice temperature.  Maybe 75.  Whatever.

And freezing is, of course, pretty cold.  Kinda miserable.

Today we are just as far from freezing as 70 is, only in the opposite damn direction.

I’m cold just thinking about it.

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