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gmax137
#6
May30-08, 02:01 PM
P: 861
This is one of my pet peeves - I drives me crazy when people say things like "the temperature is 20 percent below normal..." I usually say that "in centigrade its only about 10% low" and I always get blank stares or nervous smiles...

As Mute explains above, it only makes sense for absolute scales.