Photo of the Day: Winter Sunsets are the Best

The sun went down over the cement ship at Seacliff State Park. Sorry. Concrete. Concrete. Concrete.

Post your best sunset shots from tonight here. Just hit upload, below.

Lisa December 10, 2012 at 08:40 PM
When will we finally get it right and start calling it the concrete ship?
Brad Kava December 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I plead guilty as charged. I always confuse that and I live right above it and see it everyday. I think even the T shirts say cement? Here is Grammar Girl's answer to the difference: "Cement comes from the Latin word “caementum,” meaning rough-cut stone, while concrete is from the Latin word “concretus,” meaning to grow together or harden. Both words wandered through Middle English until they met in 1756, when John Smeaton used his version of cement in rebuilding the Eddystone lighthouse. In 1824 Joseph Aspdin patented “Portland cement,” a powder made of limestone and clay. He called it Portland cement because when it was mixed with sand, gravel, pebbles, bits of rock, and water, the resulting dried concrete resembled the limestone from the English Isle of Portland. This is the division: cement is a powder that is mixed with other materials and water to create the solid mass known as concrete. There is no such thing as a cement overpass, a cement porch, or a cement pond. These are all concrete. If you stub your toe on concrete you'll yell like a Cretin. Get it? Concrete. Cretin."
Brad Kava December 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I just like the word cement better. Apparently a lot of people do, based on the number of headlines calling it a cement ship.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »