Re: Measurements in the UK

Subject: Re: Measurements in the UK
From: Sandy Harris <pashley -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 17:15:50 -0400


Sean Brierley wrote:
>
> A stone in the U.K was 14 pounds before SI came along, now it should be
> gone. As a unit of measure, stone is not used in the USA. Dunno about
> Canada.

It isn't used in Canada.

> And, about measuring things by the "hand," don't, it's impolite

It's the standard way to measure the size of a horses. A hand is four
inches, you measure height at the shoulder, and anything under 12
hands is a pony.

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