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Old 09-24-02, 04:25 PM
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Right thats it!...

I just weighed myself and I'm up to
17 stone 4 Ibs!

tex just asked me "what the heck is a stone" in the thread
MANY MANY PUNCTURES ETC so I weighed myself on the bathroom scales

Well a stone my friends, apart from being a small rock , is approx 6.3503 kgs. So 17 stone 4 Ibs is approx 109.55 Kgs! (A bloody big rock)


I have a confession to make. I haven't cycled or had any exercise for 3 weeks! Will I be ostracized ? is all lost? Will I have to do some penance? Help..

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Old 09-24-02, 04:33 PM
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You will be your own Judge, Jury and executioner. I will throw no stones of guilt your way.
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Old 09-24-02, 04:35 PM
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just as well really as you would hardly be able to miss!
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So, do you have a scale that shows your weight in stones? :confused:
Do you also have a car that is propelled by you putting your feet through the floor board and running (a la Flintstones)?
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Well a stone my friends, apart from being a small rock , is approx 6.3503 Ibs. So 17 stone 4 Ibs is approx 109.55 Kgs! (A bloody big rock)
Don't you mean 14lbs to the stone?

Don't worry about the exercise. I'm a fraction under 13 st (181 lbs to be precise) but I'm only 5' 8" (and I ain't doing a metric conversion ). I was nearly 15 st once

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Old 09-25-02, 01:45 AM
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I was getting a little worried with my weight, but figure I need the extra blubber for the upcoming winter

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BTW, welcome Hants, whereabouts are you in Hampshire?
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Don't you mean 14lbs to the stone?
Ahha Hants Commuter you have spotted ze deliberate error

Iwas just checking who was awake, honest

It should of course read 6.3503 Kgs
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Recently accepted into Kent Constabulary, start date 27th Jan 2003,
Ello ello ello, wots all this blubber ere den!?

Ahem. Are you the owner of all this blubber sir? Do you mind if I see yor licence? tee hee hee

Well done Rich I know how tough it is to get in several aqauintences have been surprised to fail selection.
Mind you keep them shoes shined you here
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I certainly can't throw stones, EB, I only just recently made my way past that weight the other direction. What's all this "stone" stuff anyway? Can't you British lot just speak English?
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Originally posted by earleybird


Ello ello ello, wots all this blubber ere den!?

Ahem. Are you the owner of all this blubber sir? Do you mind if I see yor licence? tee hee hee

Well done Rich I know how tough it is to get in several aqauintences have been surprised to fail selection.
Mind you keep them shoes shined you here
Thanks Mr Bird,

I certainly will do sir I'll have to cut down on my blubber expenditure too...maybe I should invest in a nice wool jersey

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Originally posted by RainmanP
What's all this "stone" stuff anyway? Can't you British lot just speak English?
We do speak English its just that some of our former colonies weren't paying attention during their spelling and weighing lessons

Rich - I'm between Portsmouth and Southampton
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Ah yes. The English and the Americans, two nice sets of people seperated by a common language
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Originally posted by Hants Commuter
We do speak English its just that some of our former colonies weren't paying attention during their spelling and weighing lessons
Ouch! Pronunciation, too, no doubt.
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Originally posted by roadbuzz
So, do you have a scale that shows your weight in stones? :confused:
Do you also have a car that is propelled by you putting your feet through the floor board and running (a la Flintstones)?
Yes and No
yes I do have a scale that shows my weight in small rocks( stones) and no I don't have a hole in the floor of my car like Fred and barney..........cos I filled it in with plywood. Wilmur now pushes it from behind he he
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I just have to charm in here on the British-American thing.

Here in Germany, I am often mistaken for being British. My fiancée keeps telling me that if I could just get my grammar in order, few would notice that I am not a native German speaker--the point is that it cannot be the accent.

So what is it? Is in the way I dress? If so, I am not sure which is worse--given the fashion tragedy that is the Anglo-American world generally. Is it just that they don't expect to see an American so far from home--or at least one not wearing tennis shoes?

So, then I get asked whether I am capable of translating from German into English--as well as into American. I try to explain that the written differences are pretty small. Nevertheless, they take British English to be the standard, from which American English is some deviation--and all the while writing "color" and "sympathize". (Oops, the placement of that last period/full-stop looks awfully British to me.)

Or is it an imperial thing? The denial of the current American Empire, causing them to focus on the former British one?

Okay, I am rambling. But, I do have a question for the Brits in the group: Is Tony Blair just George Bush's poodle or what? (I mean it kinda seriously, with no offense intended. I am just interested in the British reaction to Tony's beating the war drums with George.)

Cheers,
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Originally posted by jmlee

Okay, I am rambling. But, I do have a question for the Brits in the group: Is Tony Blair just George Bush's poodle or what? (I mean it kinda seriously, with no offense intended. I am just interested in the British reaction to Tony's beating the war drums with George.)
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Hi Jamie,

It's a good question, and I must admit it appears that Mr Blair follows closely behind what George "W" Bush does...whether he's Bush's pet poddle remains an open question.

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Originally posted by jmlee
Is Tony Blair just George Bush's poodle or what?
Is George Bush Dick Cheney's poodle?
Sorry, I couldn't pass up an opening like that.
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Originally posted by jmlee
Is Tony Blair just George Bush's poodle or what?

Cheers,
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If you replace Monica Lewinsky with Tony Blair, you'll get the picture.
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Originally posted by jmlee
I just have to charm in here on the British-American thing.

Here in Germany, I am often mistaken for being British. My fiancée keeps telling me that if I could just get my grammar in order, few would notice that I am not a native German speaker--the point is that it cannot be the accent.

So what is it? Is in the way I dress? If so, I am not sure which is worse--given the fashion tragedy that is the Anglo-American world generally. Is it just that they don't expect to see an American so far from home--or at least one not wearing tennis shoes?

So, then I get asked whether I am capable of translating from German into English--as well as into American. I try to explain that the written differences are pretty small. Nevertheless, they take British English to be the standard, from which American English is some deviation--and all the while writing "color" and "sympathize". (Oops, the placement of that last period/full-stop looks awfully British to me.)

Or is it an imperial thing? The denial of the current American Empire, causing them to focus on the former British one?

Okay, I am rambling. But, I do have a question for the Brits in the group: Is Tony Blair just George Bush's poodle or what? (I mean it kinda seriously, with no offense intended. I am just interested in the British reaction to Tony's beating the war drums with George.)

Cheers,
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jamie its kinda rude to butt in to someones thread with something completly unrelated.
Respecfully suggest you post this as a seperate thread elsewhere
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Earleybird,

my apologies. I must say, however, that I thought my comment relevant to the thread. Even if only in the form of jokes, questions of American - British differences of language and measurement were raised by several participants.

I grant you that my post was written in a tangental manner, but such is the nature of forum threads, especially those that show up in the "general discussion" category. No one, not even the original poster, owns a thread.

I don't quite see why the discussion of the weight of a stone, or one's own weight in stones, should prohibit others from reflecting on broader cross-cultural issues of language, measurement, or whatever. I thought my experiences might be of more general interest.

Perhaps you didn't appreciate my irony, and abundant self-irony, at the expense of things Anglo-American. I thought the irony appropriate to the joking tone of the thread.

Perhaps my faux pas was in raising the more serious question about Tony Blair. The New York Times just ran an article that asked the poodle question--using the very word. Since, the thread had the attention of several Brittish subjects, I saw an opportunity to pose a question that interested me. Despite the word poodle, my question was entirely sincere. Again, since the thread seemed to be going in the direction of Anglo-American issues, I thought my question appropriate.

I take "forum etiquette" seriously. Had the discussion been about something more weighty, I would have surely been less tangental.

Cheers,
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Originally posted by jmlee
Earleybird,


Perhaps my faux pas was in raising the more serious question about Tony Blair. Since, the thread had the attention of several Brittish subjects, I saw an opportunity to pose a question that interested me. Cheers,
Jamie
I think you have answered your own question here.

I was just suggesting that your question was probably better suited to have its own thread.!

No apologiy was not sought but I would respectfully suggest that you might consider how someone in Britain might view a comment such as yours , from a non national
Is Tony Blair just George Bush's poodle or what?
especially as politics was not the topic being discussed.

Anyway subject closed and no offence taken.

I must compliment you on your grammar. certainly puts mine to shame.
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I would just like to stress that the origin of the poodle question is British. The New York Times was reporting on British debates of Blair's role in the Irak question in which the British press was portraying him in canine terms. I used the term because I thought it was common parlance in the U.K. As I stated, I meant no offense by it. I just found it a humorous way to ask a serious question.

I, too, regard this as case closed, unless others wish to engage my original observations or question.

Cheers,
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Originally posted by jmlee
I would just like to stress that the origin of the poodle question is British. The New York Times was reporting on British debates of Blair's role in the Irak question in which the British press was portraying him in canine terms. I used the term because I thought it was common parlance in the U.K. As I stated, I meant no offense by it. I just found it a humorous way to ask a serious question.

I, too, regard this as case closed, unless others wish to engage my original observations or question.

Cheers,
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guess you just have to have the last word huh!
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