[Ads-l] Phrase: more than (less than) three hundred degrees below zero
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Fri Apr 22 07:17:53 UTC 2022
Mark Mandel wrote:
> I read it as
> [more than three hundred] degrees below zero
> rather than
> more than [three hundred degrees below zero]
> *"n* below zero" is not a common way of referring to a negative number. I
> don't think I have ever encountered it as that; rather, only with reference
> to temperature.
Good point, Mark. I automatically parse the phrase "three hundred
degrees below zero" as a temperature; I apply the comparison to the
temperature of -300 degrees F.
However, quick probes with Google suggest that people differ in their
Article: The historic polar wave that Brazil suffers could affect Argentina
Date: Jul 26, 2021
The temperature could reach less than 10 degrees below zero in the
highest locations, such as the city of Gramado.
Website: The Washington Post
Article: Coldest air of the season en route to Great Lakes, Upper
Midwest next week
By Tuesday, the high temperature may be only 3 or 4 degrees, with lows
more than 10 degrees below zero. Minneapolis is no stranger to ...
Website: The Appliance Clinic
Article: Temperature Control
You are wasting energy if you keep the freezer less than 10 degrees
below zero. Adjust the freezer control for a freezer temperature
between 0 and 10 degrees F.
Song: Mean Ol' Place #2
Singer-Songwriter: Michael Fracasso
It's a mean ol place
That place you go
Where the outside temperature Is less than 10 below
Website: Detroit Free Press
Article: Bone-chilling cold creates a mess around U.S.
Author: Dave Collins (Associated Press)
Date: Jan 8, 2015
Temperatures were expected to drop to zero or below in southern New
England and to 7 above in New York City, with wind chills making it
feel like less than 20 below in some places. But little or no snow is
forecast for most of the Northeast.
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