Jeff, you needed to clip coupons to ride the Concorde cheap

Elias Sinderson 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.


Cheers,
Elias



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