Global use of ‘Fahrenheit’ or ‘Celsius’
Because Celsius actually makes fucking sense lol
Nah, its because the French chose centigrade for Metric & renamed it.
It’s not a bad system, but they temperature scales have some sort of arbitrary factors to them.
Celsius is named after a Swedish scientist though?
The temperature scale’s supposed to be based on the freezing and boiling point of water…?
This is what I was taught anyway.
Anders Celsius called his system centigrade. Latin for “hundred steps”. People called it the Sweetish thermometer/Swedish scale too. But the Conférence générale des poids et mesures really likes naming things after people.
And water, though important to our existance, is still an arbitrary element. You could have a scale based on absolute zero, the melting point of Lead, give it a thousand steps, and call it Milligrade. Every measurement system is based on somthing arbitrary.