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Re: CHAT: Temperature /Food and Drink

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, August 4, 2002, 21:57
Quoting bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>:

> --- Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote: > >Well, > > I dropped 20 > > lbs./~10kg. in 2 months........ > > utterly off topic, and yet strangely on topic : > > is britain unique in measuring people's weights in > stone ? i measure weight of people in stone and height > in feet and inches but stick to metric for everything > else.
My impression is that it's pretty exclusive to England, and perhaps a few anglophiles. It's entirely opaque to Americans, even if we still use the Customary System (it's not quite the same as the Imperial System). ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637