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Old 08-01-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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Question What Is A Stone?????

Hi all,
I am quite cnfused. Can someone, anyone tell me in plain old English: HOW MANY POUNDS ARE IN A STONE? I just don't get it. Thank you VERY much!!

Old 08-01-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

A ''stone'' is a heavy rock....?lol
nah'', I'm not to sure myself? but I guessing a ''stone'' is like 10 lbs maybe?

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Old 08-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

i believe it is 14 pounds

Old 08-02-2006, 04:29 AM   #4
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

7lbs in half a stone and 14lbs in a stone

Old 08-02-2006, 07:05 AM   #5
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

Thanks guys,
LOL Chevyman, a stone is also a huge rock "where I come from". Good to know what it means, Thanks for the lesson of the day.

Old 08-02-2006, 08:42 AM   #6
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

"Stone" is the silliest weight measure ever invented.
Losing a pound or two has to be listed by the poor souls in the UK as losing .14 or .28 stone...not very easy to work with while dieting.

Maybe more useful for weighing horses and cattle !

(Height measured in "hands" and "feet" is also weird.)

If EVERYONE switched to metric the world would be a saner place to live.

The United States under Jimmy Carter was geared to go metric, but Ronald Reagan apparently couldn't deal with the change (Alzheimer's, remember) and the U.S. was forced back to inches, feet, yards, pounds, miles, hectares, rods, acres and what have you.

Old 08-02-2006, 04:04 PM   #7
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

I applaud Ronald Reagan. LMAO

Old 08-02-2006, 04:11 PM   #8
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Re: What Is A Stone?????

Dont know about stones to pounds... but the Brits did give us 80's New Wave music......
To surpass the 120 yr Life Span !!!!

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