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Old 11-06-2017, 08:34 PM   #51
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A conversation happening in another thread reminded me ...

When I was a child, people were feet and inches tall, you weighed yourself in stones, land was counted in acres or quarter acres, and speed limits were in miles per hour.

I still think in feet and inches when I think about height, and (just for height, weird) cm's is like a foreign language that I convert to if I have to

Over here in the US, we still measure folks' height in feet and inches, measure land by acres, and speed limits by MPH. We don't weigh ourselves in stones, though. We might have at one time (I don't know), but throughout my entire life we have only weighed ourselves in pounds.


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