Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Thought of the Day: Air Conditioner

Why is it called an 'air conditioner'? I would make more sense if it were called an 'air cooler'. You wouldn't even have to change the way you refer to it abbreviated: the 'AC'.

Speaking of which, I think I'm going to start referring to my air purifier as an 'air shampoo'.

5 comments:

tribecatexan said...

Back in the day before you were born....in Houston (where A/C was allegedly invented), people would didn't know what to call this contraption that conditions the air to make it less dry and more cool. so some moron named it an air conditioner. i bet you it's the same one that calls a boiler a hot water heater.

GrooveTheory said...

You got wayyyy too much time on your hands huh? :) LOL

gurustu said...

Of all the things to think about during the summer in NYC, you come up with this... perhaps you have heat on the brain :-)

http://www.ehrs.columbia.edu/HeatStress.html

CoffeeDog said...

Air shampoo = Airpoo

Jess said...

I'm with CD... airpoo. That should sell! :)

BTW, if France, a/c is called climatisation. The word's similar in other languages. I find that choice interesting--it changes your climate.