Flyct wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:48 pm
cwerdna wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:14 pm
martyscholes wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:42 pm
I just read a thread where a poster conflated KW and KWH.
What? They conflated kelvin watts with kelvin watt henries? That's terrible!
Electrical energy is commonly measured in units of kWh (kilowatt hours, lower case k and lower case h). Case matters too!
It irks me that when corrected, offenders feel offended, and claim "it's just one letter, therefore it's no big deal!" Well, it is
a big deal. No-one would say it's 100 miles per hour from Boston to New York, if they meant 100 miles. (I have no idea of the actual distance, and only a vague idea of what a mile is). It just gets confusing. Maybe they actually meant that there is now some mode of transport that can actually average 100 mph between these cities? Perhaps fast rail has finally come to the USA?
I really hope that this present phase of lazy typing (units, spelling, grammar) is a passing fad. Humanity is better than that.
[ Edit: corrected Kelvin -> kelvin, penant -> pedant. Sigh. ]