Political opinion from a peace-nik, left-wing independent Democrat
Monday, February 19, 2007
"Minus 8 degress below zero"
This morning a local television weather man said that the temperature a week ago had been a "minus 8 degrees below zero." I think he meant a "minus 8 degrees" or "8 degrees below zero." A "minus 8 degrees below zero" would be a plus 8 degrees, wouldn't it? I know it is not a big mistake and we all know what he meant but it would have bothered me all day it I had not gotten this off my chest.
I am a part-time blogger and an occasional Democratic Party volunteer living in Moline, Illinois (part of the Quad Cities). My day job is as a computer programmer with a Davenport, Iowa company that provides software to automobile dealerships.