Centigrade is properly pronounced CELSIUS

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NIKON D70 - 1/400 sec, f3.5 at 18mm

The correct name for the measurement of temperature (at least in the modern world and all first world countries) is degree Celsius.

The term centigrade was replaced by Celsius waaay back in 1948.

I was watching the F1 race last night. The commentator kept going on about how hot the brakes were. Apparently 900 degrees centigrade. I wondered where the hell he was getting centigrade from as there was no way he was schooled before 1948. I wonder how long it took for teachers to start teaching the correct name?

The Photo

A stand of trees on the edge of Makarau Forest. I'm loving the low winter sun as the Circular Polarizer seems to do a much better job. Or at least a more aggressive job.

Gotta go, dinner is being served. Mmmmmm, Potato and Corn soup!

What did you have for dinner today?

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Posted: Wednesday, 28 June, 2006 17:49

Captured: 2006:06:25 13:31:26

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  • wow, love this image of yours. we have no winter so i could never get a shot like this. love the angle, makes the trees more taller than they already are.
    rayts dela cruz - Wednesday, 28 June, 2006 18:15
  • I want to live somewhere where there is no winter! Real bad!
    Dave - Wednesday, 28 June, 2006 18:29
  • come over here, its 25 + deg c everyday in winter.
    ma - Wednesday, 28 June, 2006 22:40
  • Dave, ok a few things: 1. Love the photo! 2. I thought you liked our Wisconsin winters? 3. Have Gabba send me the recipe for Potato and Corn soup . . . sounds yummy! Keep up the blog, mate. I need my daily read.
    Jody - Thursday, 29 June, 2006 1:52
  • wow! awesome photo, dude! It looks like it was about 40 degrees Fahrenheit out there! Brrr!
    Darren - Thursday, 29 June, 2006 8:08
  • the blue is blinding in this shot....very nice! oh, and I had macaroni and cheese...hardly nutritious
    Karen - Thursday, 29 June, 2006 14:07
  • Dinner last night...crumbed chicken breast, salad, kumara croquettes......dessert.....vanilla ice cream and drunken prunes (recipe secret).....tonight baked fresh salmon drizzled with sea salt, black pepper & olice oil. You guys with nippers probably don't cook fresh salmon it's a bit fishy smelling....pudding tonight more vanilla ice cream with wild berry sauce....yum. great photo!!!
    Michele - Thursday, 29 June, 2006 17:51
  • Bloody hell Michelle, you got a regular restaurant thing going on there! Alice will eat anything, loves Salmon. Sarah is not so brave and needs to be convinced food tastes good.
    Dave - Thursday, 29 June, 2006 19:58
  • great blue and white contrast, and i go for breakfast now....mmmmmmm homebaked bread.
    m a r i n u s - Friday, 30 June, 2006 0:14
  • From Italy: it isn't Celcius, it's CELSIUS. Anyway, saying centigrade or celsius it's really the same thing...even if you're a scientist!
    Fede - Friday, 30 June, 2006 0:28
  • P.S. Always nice photos on this site, a must see!!
    Fede - Friday, 30 June, 2006 1:37
  • Fede. You are right. Rather embarrassing. I've fixed it. Thanks.
    Dave - Friday, 30 June, 2006 8:05
  • marinus, apologies for the delay in your comments making it to the site. FOr some reason, Akismet thinks all your comments are spam.
    Dave - Friday, 30 June, 2006 10:04
  • one reason i haven't started a photoblog yet because i can't spell, and being a designer, i'm criticized enough. (yes, i had to spell check "criticized ".) so Dave, how about sharing with us the pros and cons of having a photoblog? i'd love to hear why you do this and why on other days the pressure to take a photo drives you to drink. (sorry, i'm already pre-guessing how i may react.) beautiful shot, btw!
    kandy - Saturday, 1 July, 2006 0:50
  • Is there a little American dig in there with your (at least in the modern world comment). It had me amused in any case. Humidity in summer takes the colour out of skies, winter blue is always more intense as there are no water droplets to diffract the blue away. Could be way off track, but thats what I am told on this Sheppards Pie for dinner tonight afternoon.
    ROB - Sunday, 2 July, 2006 18:14
  • Rob, I work for a US company. As my boss says, the office here in New Zealand is like the US Consulate. Inside the building is US soil ;-) But I still like to remind my US friends they are living in medieval times with their weights and measures etc!
    Dave - Monday, 3 July, 2006 9:08
  • Hi Dave. Great website and super photos!
    atu - Tuesday, 4 July, 2006 20:51
  • Aaaah! The penny has just dropped........belatedly! Couldn't figure out how Michele knew I was up at 3 in the morning the other week coughing and spluttering away?? Because I wrote a message on here is why!! Have to say I'm very impressed when reading some of Michele's dinners she's having. We should all be going to her place for dinner! By the way - loved the photo.
    Debbie - Thursday, 6 July, 2006 18:04
  • What the duece!? I am the only one allowed to be on hiatus dammit! It's skool holidays so you have NO EXCUSE for daily photographic divulgences!
    seriocomic - Sunday, 9 July, 2006 19:08
  • .....no new photo since 28 June......what's up?
    Michele - Monday, 10 July, 2006 16:15

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