I always figured everyone approached gasses as an equal to fluid, given that you can visually observe and feel many of the same effects. Swiping a hand through air will feel the same as through water for example, well short of being a bit wetter depending on weather conditions…
Gasses are not equal to fluids. Gasses are fluids.
Water is a liquid. Gasses and liquids are fluids.
I know they are, but for most people that is not the same, ergo my reasoning to word it like that!
Ok. Misunderstood your meaning then.
A lot of people mix up the meaning of fluid and liquid.
Like my doctor who advised me to keep my fluid levels up last time I had a fever
I never considered air a fluid until now. thanks for the new info
Beer is the best of all fluids! Liquid state, gas inducing!
Fluid is used in common language when the meaning is liquid and is, as such, not wrong.
It’s funny because in Dutch it’s not used as the common word!
Nor in Swedish or Norwegian.
But in english, fluid and liquid seems to be almost interchangeable…?
Of course, as scientific definitions, they are not the same.
That’s our education system to blame . People use them interchangeably but they have distinct differences that are important. It is a problem with english - we are losing those types of important distinctions.
If science went with what the majority of people thinks, we’d still be sitting in trees flinging poop at each other.
So does that mean that English can also be fluid.
Yeah but you also need to change your tone to fit your audience or your message won’t stick at all. When we are touring guests we do not speak in engineering terms in our facility but we “dumb” it down. Mostly remove the highly specific engineering knowledge that litters our day to day conversations.