When You Want to Be Cooler, Do You Turn the Air Up or Down?
In Louisiana, we have some unique ways to phrase things. That begs the question when you want to cool your house, do you turn the air conditioning up or down? Hmmm...
I've asked this question before, but sadly, people are still divided on whether or not you turn the air conditioning up or down when you want your home to be cooler.
The first time I pondered this question, I decided to take the topic to social media. It turns out that we're divided on more than just politics. We also have firm opinions on whether the correct phrase one should use is to turn the air up or turn the air down when you're lowering the temperature on your thermostat. To this day, some of the responses I got confuse me. Carrie Fontaine said, 'Turn the air up means you need more air conditioning! Turn the air down means it’s too hot and we need to lower the temp.' Huh?
We even got a lesson in language from local speech and language therapist Mary Beth Tucker who assured us all, the correct usage of the phrase is to 'turn down' the A/C. However, I think we all know that in Louisiana, we don't always care for proper grammar!
So which do you use, regardless of whether it's 'correct' grammar?