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On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 05:57:01PM -0400, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> (choice of scale is mostly irrelevant here, although my use of
> negative numbers would seem to imply that it's not Kelvin or Rankine):

Let me correct myself again (is there a name for this syndrome? :)) by
going into Pedantry Mode: even if my examples did not include any
negative values, it would still be clear that I was not talking about
temperatures in the Kelvin scale, because the word "degree" is no longer
used in that context. I think it hasn't been since before I was born, in
fact.  In any case, proper current SI usage uses the name "Kelvin" as
the unit itself, not as a modifier to the generic unit "degree", so it's
"0.5 Kelvins" and "1 Kelvin", not *"0.5 degrees Kelvin" and "1 degree
Kelvin".

-Marcos