How Long is Hot? – Conversations with Stella


I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. It is hot.

Me:  Yes, it is.

Stella:  How long is hot?

Me:  Hot is not a length. It is a range of temperatures. Around here, people start calling it hot when it gets to 98 degrees Fahrenheit and above.

Stella:  More human nonsense words. Does Fahrenheit mean hot?

Me:  It does when the thermometer reads 98 degrees.

Stella:  What is a thermometer?

Me:  It is a special device that reads temperature.

Stella:  Thermometers read?

Me:  Well, it is more accurate to say that humans read thermometers.

Stella:  So how long does the thermometer say it will be hot?

Me:  It doesn’t tell us that.

Stella:  Then what good are they? I don’t need a thermometer to say it is hot. I already know that.







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