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#56 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
England ffs, we're trying to give USA **** about not using the metric system, so dont ******* count using a unit so stupid as "stone". A foot at least has a general size to it, a stone can be anything.
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#109 to #56 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
It's funny because a foot is an imperial unit, the very measurement you seem to hate. Both metric and imperial systems are used in England and as a result I've never seen any confusion when it comes to measurements here.
User avatar #75 to #56 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
A stone in the UK us a unit of measurement. it isn't stupid.
#78 to #75 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
yes and its an idiotic unit of measurement, that was the whole point of my comment. I wasnt unsure if it was a unit or not.
User avatar #79 to #78 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
I guess you are not from the UK?

I'll break it down for you, There's 14 pounds in 1 Stone.

#81 to #79 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
so a pound is a pebble then? a gravel? boulder?
User avatar #102 to #81 - thegamefaceman (08/23/2013) [-]
A 'foot'. So a toe? A nail?

This is the argument you're currently using. Stop commenting because you sound like a damn fool.
#115 to #102 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
i agree that a foot is a idiotic way to measure too, and i agree on your point that using toe, nail etc would be just as stupid
User avatar #84 to #81 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
Ok, now you are just being an idiot.

A stone is a stone, yes, BUT It has another meaning, as a unit of measurement, that has nothing to do with it's other meaning.

I don't literally weigh 10 Stones. because each of those stones have a different weight.

A pound is also a unit of measurement, it has no relation to pebbles or boulders, not even gravel.

in total, we have Stones, Pounds and Ounces. all units of measurement.
User avatar #106 to #84 - therealslim (08/23/2013) [-]
bro dont argue with the idiot he's ******* with you. I feel bad I live in the same nation if he doesnt understand the concept of a measurement
User avatar #107 to #106 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
As soon as he said boulder...

...no rusting over here. Just trying to educate the poor sap.
User avatar #108 to #107 - therealslim (08/23/2013) [-]
ah my mew friend that is a lost cause
User avatar #110 to #108 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
Indeed so, I have moved on to other ventures, I stick around to see what dribble falls from his mouth.
#85 to #84 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
its still an idiotic thing to call a unit of measurement.
User avatar #90 to #85 - monkee (08/23/2013) [-]
The imperial system has its origins in the mists of time. The ancient Egyptians certainly used a version to build the pyramids. It is based upon human quantities, ie. an inch is a "thumb", a foot is a foot. Another standard for an inch was three barleycorns. A yard is the distance between your outstretched hand and nose, etc. A cupful is the amount of water you can hold in your cupped hands. A hundredweight is the most a person can carry. A handy sized throwing stone weighs a pound.
A stone is usually 14 pounds Avoirdupois, as decreed by King Edward III in 1340 when Flemish Florentine measures were adopted to aid England's vital international wool trade. Since a pound is meant to be the size of the average sized throwing stone, it makes sense to class 14 of them as an independent 'stone' weight.
#93 to #90 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
so a stone is 14 smaller stones?

But yes its an outdated and primitive system.. as well as not being very precise.
User avatar #97 to #93 - monkee (08/23/2013) [-]
Outdated, yes. But it's much much easier to guess a length or volume using imperial than it is using metric. In Britain we are taught both and use them independently. There are also certain things which you cannot use the metric system to measure, including converting types of screw heads etc into metric measurements. My step-father works in a shipyard and there is no correct metric measure for a three-quarter inch screw head, a staple in his building materials. I use metric to understand temperature, volume and weight for small things (such as cooking). I use Imperial for my height, weight and during motoring (e.g PSI, pounds per square inch). The system works, not everything can be divided neatly by ten as the metric sytem does.
#98 to #97 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
3/4 inch 3,81 cm
PSI convertion is also quite possible www.ehow.com/how_7633127_convert-psi-metric.html
The only reason it seems hard is because it was chosen to use PSI in stead of pascal.
Do you not use "horsepower" in motoring? that's based of metric units.
User avatar #99 to #98 - monkee (08/23/2013) [-]
I do not understand your repeated attacking and unwillingness to accept that both measurements have their uses.
You are being as stubborn as an american with imperial. I recognised both have their uses. Sure I could convert, but the point I made was that it is easier, rather than being pedantic.
Also, your measurement for 0.75 of an inch is wrong - check your math.
I will not feed the trolls any longer, because if you're too dense to grasp the concept of making life easy I have no hope of educating you further.
Good day.
#100 to #99 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
my point is that it only seems easier because its what you were taught. Counting everything in 10's makes it much easier that haveing 3 feet to a yard, 12 inches to a foot etc
#103 to #100 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
Using that logic it's easier to count time using multiples of ten no? Instead of 24 hours in a day, lets divide it into 20 hours with centihours. Doesn't fit as neatly as you'd like? Maybe dividing by ten doesn't work all the time.
#114 to #103 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
im sure it would work, but we are using an old system. the current system is flawed, hence leapyears
User avatar #86 to #85 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
so what do you call it?
#87 to #86 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
Grams and meters.. you know, the metric system.. We dont walk around saying "i weigh 3 dog and im as tall as if you stacked 6 feet on top of each other"
User avatar #88 to #87 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
so your system is different... Big woop? to me, Grams seem to be a too small of a measurement for body weight, that's just going into detail.

I'm 10 Stone, 5 Pounds, not sure what that would be using your system. If you find our system stupid, then maybe you should understand it a bit more before you go bashing it. You need to login to view this link

I don't think your system is stupid, just because it has different names. Hell, yours could be more effective. But I don't care, we have our system. You have yours.
#89 to #88 - klutzyspy (08/23/2013) [-]
that's where we have kilograms, just as you have 14 stone = 1 boulder. (i imagine)
User avatar #91 to #89 - mrhazzy ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
For starters there's no such thing as boulders as a unit of measurement. you clearly do not understand, and do not want to understand, I've given you a link so you can read up on different systems.

In the UK we have Stones and Pounds for body weight, and we use Kilograms, grams and ounces for food recipes and stuff like that.
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