Things that make you go hmm: having a temperature

16 01 2013

A couple of years ago, someone I know had a call from their mum to say their sister “had blood pressure”. We all joked that that was a good thing so she wasn’t a mess on the floor, of course, what was actually meant was that she had high blood pressure.

So why is it we regularly say someone “has a temperature” when they’re ill rather than has a high temperature?

Yes I have a Mr Men thermometer – what of it? 🙂