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Centigrade is fine, thanks

  What’s wrong with centigrade for degrees C? (as noted by Charles Miller in "Corrections," HCN, 3/7/05). After all, the scale covers 100 degrees, from ice to steam at sea level. I suppose it was invented by somebody called Celsius; I prefer the more explanatory centigrade, or just °C. Being corrected for using that is nonsense; I shall continue to call it centigrade.

Roger Williams
Boulder, Colorado