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Thread #107159   Message #2220695
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-Dec-07 - 10:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: weight measurment
Subject: RE: BS: weight measurment
Stones were used in Oz until decimalisation in the 70s.

You mean Australians stopped using stones when they talk about their body weight just because the government passed a law? That doesn't sound Australian to me.

For personal weight stones feels far more convenient than pounds. I haven't a clue how many pounds I weigh, or how many pounds would count as heavy or light, and that goes for most people in the British Isles, I'm certain. Oh, I could work it out all right, but I couldn't be bothered. (And I don't think they sell weighing machines here that show weights in pounds rather than stones plus pounds, and maybe kilos asan alternative. Well, no one would buy them.)

As for kilograms... (And what's this "SI"? Another way of saying "metric"?)