Jeff, you needed to clip coupons to ride the Concorde cheap
elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Thu Oct 23 12:08:41 PDT 2003
jbone at place.org wrote:
> [...] when will the damn Brits stop using "stone?"
What, 14 lb unit weights don't suit you? :-) My guess is simply that
this scale is preferred by the 'waist-line challenged' - weighing in at
23 stone is perhaps a little more comforting than the equivalent 322
lbs. As such, I would expect the brits to keep using stones as long as
there are overweight people in parliament making up the rules.
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