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    degrees Celsius/St. John

    1)Is this the way to talk about the temperature : "It is 20 degrees Celsius."
    2) How do you pronounce "St. John." Like Saint John ?

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    Re: degrees Celsius/St. John

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    1)Is this the way to talk about the temperature : "It is 20 degrees Celsius." ... but perhaps excessively correct. Most speakers of Br Eng would say "...twenty degrees Centigrade" (much to the annoyance of many purists!). In the UK, younger people (born, I would guess, about 1970) would omit the last word (whichever) entirely, never having known any other scale.
    2) How do you pronounce "St. John." Like Saint John ?
    ... although sometimes, in surnames, it is /'sɪnʤǝn/ (with stress on the first syllable).

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