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Thread #107159   Message #2220672
Posted By: Bob Bolton
21-Dec-07 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: weight measurment
Subject: RE: BS: weight measurment
G'day McGrath,

Back on "20 Dec 07 - 01:27 PM" you asked "Do Australians use the measure?" (stone = 14 lb = [~] 6.3 kg)

We did ... and I guess that some people who believe it is virtuous to make life hard for themselves still do! I have had to work in technical units for a long time ... and regard any affection for "imperial units" (i.e. - those developed as a means of keeping the 'lower classes' down) in a person with whom I'm dealing ... as a warning sign.