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If we can haveAnd as for "I can create my own scale (Z, the zgozvrm unit) that works just fine. I can define the freezing point of water as -23 deg Z and the boiling point of water as +69.5 deg Z if I want to. And, I can divide that scale into as many parts as I want to."

No you can't, by definition you'll have 92.5 scales going from freezing to boiling; what youcan(and must) do is still give meaning to -22 deg, -21 deg, etc

[tex]{}^\circ F = {}^\circ C \times \frac{9}{5} + 32[/tex]

[tex]{}^\circ F = K \times \frac{9}{5} - 459.67[/tex]

or

[tex]{}^\circ F = {}^\circ R - 459.67[/tex]

Then we can also have

[tex] {}^\circ Z = {}^\circ C \times \frac{37}{40} - 23[/tex]

or

[tex] {}^\circ F = ({}^\circ Z + 23 ) \times \frac{72}{37} +32[/tex]

As long as we define [itex]-23^\circ Z[/tex] as the freezing point of water and [itex]69.5^\circ Z[/tex] as the boiling point of water.

In fact, I can build such a thermometer if I want to.

I could explain it's scale to someone who's never used it before and, after getting used to it, they will realize that [itex]-2.4^\circ Z[/tex] is a nice, comfortable air temperature to have in the summer, whereas [itex]18.1^\circ Z[/tex] would be a very hot, desert-like temperature.