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Sam Wilson (16.08.2017, 14:41)
On 2017-07-21 00:44:03 +0000, Nobody said:

> ... a Gay bar in Homolulu ...


Nice.

Sam
Sam Wilson (16.08.2017, 19:10)
On 2017-07-19 11:44:52 +0000, Roland Perry said:

> In message <4364fb03-76ae-49a0-9533-b1bc5626496e>, at
> 02:14:59 on Wed, 19 Jul 2017, Joyce Whitchurch
> <joyce.whitchurch> remarked:
> ...and the most famous of his...


I thought his most famous was the one about income and expenditure.
It's certainly the most visible one if Giggling for 'mr micawber quote'.

Sam
Sam Wilson (31.08.2017, 15:17)
On 2017-07-21 12:47:14 +0000, damduck-egg said:

> On Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:17:51 +0100, Recliner
> <Recliner.ng> wrote:
> IABK's Inches above or below Knees.
> Though some could be better described as IBN or a belt.
> Wot do the Scotmen use for a Kilt IBB's?


To be very late and boringly serious, kilt lengths are measured from
top to bottom. Correct sizing involves having the waist band at your
navel and the hem just touching the floor when you kneel, so IBNAK,
perhaps, where K denotes the bottom of the knee.

Sam
R. Mark Clayton (31.08.2017, 19:36)
On Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:17:39 UTC+1, Sam Wilson wrote:
> On 2017-07-21 12:47:14 +0000, damduck-egg said:
> To be very late and boringly serious, kilt lengths are measured from
> top to bottom. Correct sizing involves having the waist band at your
> navel and the hem just touching the floor when you kneel, so IBNAK,
> perhaps, where K denotes the bottom of the knee.


When I was last fitted for a kilt many years ago I thought it was supposed to touch the back of your calves when you knelt on the floor.
[..]
Sam Wilson (01.09.2017, 11:27)
On 2017-08-31 17:36:14 +0000, R. Mark Clayton said:

> On Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:17:39 UTC+1, Sam Wilson wrote:
> When I was last fitted for a kilt many years ago I thought it was
> supposed to touch the back of your calves when you knelt on the floor.


I've been fitted for a kilt several times in the last few years (family
weddings!) and it's always been to the floor. That's confirmed by this
link: <http://celticclothing.co.uk/html/fitting.html>

Sam
R. Mark Clayton (01.09.2017, 12:15)
On Friday, 1 September 2017 10:27:21 UTC+1, Sam Wilson wrote:
> On 2017-08-31 17:36:14 +0000, R. Mark Clayton said:
> I've been fitted for a kilt several times in the last few years (family
> weddings!) and it's always been to the floor. That's confirmed by this
> link: <http://celticclothing.co.uk/html/fitting.html>
> Sam
> --
> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


I was only 12 last time, so maybe boy's kilts are a little short or perhaps I forgot.
BevanPrice (01.09.2017, 16:39)
On 19/07/2017 21:50, Recliner wrote:
> ColinR <rail> wrote:
> Does the NHS officially record the weight in kg, though? Older people
> still talk about having a fever of over 100F, but the medical profession,
> and most of the population, switched to Celcius decades ago.
> Stones are a peculiarly British hangover; even the Americans, among the
> very few non-metric countries left, have never used stones; they just use
> lbs. But at least they still use lbs officially; Britain is officially
> metric in most measures, but some people still use archaic stones and lbs.


Americans are a bit odd when it comes to units, they use "short" tons
(2000 lb.), (and even "short" hundredweights - 100 lb.), which differ
from real tons (2240 lb.) & hundredweights (112 lb., or 8 stones).

At least UK no longer uses measures such as "rods, poles or perches"
(16.5 ft.), or "links" (7.92 inches) which we were still taught in the
1950s.

And should anyone wish to convert between all sorts of current /
obsolete units, Converber can be downloaded "free" at:

Sam Wilson (01.09.2017, 17:58)
On 2017-09-01 14:39:42 +0000, BevanPrice said:

> And should anyone wish to convert between all sorts of current /
> obsolete units, Converber can be downloaded "free" at:
>


<https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html>

Sam
Charles Ellson (02.09.2017, 01:17)
On Fri, 1 Sep 2017 15:39:42 +0100, BevanPrice
<bevanprice666> wrote:

>On 19/07/2017 21:50, Recliner wrote:
>Americans are a bit odd when it comes to units, they use "short" tons
>(2000 lb.), (and even "short" hundredweights - 100 lb.), which differ
>from real tons (2240 lb.) & hundredweights (112 lb., or 8 stones).
>At least UK no longer uses measures such as "rods, poles or perches"
>(16.5 ft.), or "links" (7.92 inches) which we were still taught in the
>1950s.

Links and chains have gone metric.

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Roland Perry (11.09.2017, 13:19)
In message <ol1qul$qg5$2>, at 10:43:45 on Sun, 23 Jul
2017, tim... <tims_new_home> remarked:
>Thanks for agreeing with me.


Just a reminder that I've killed filed you, so you won't be getting any
replies.
tim... (14.09.2017, 14:34)
"Roland Perry" <roland> wrote in message
news:fa3+
> In message <ol1qul$qg5$2>, at 10:43:45 on Sun, 23 Jul 2017,
> tim... <tims_new_home> remarked:
>>Thanks for agreeing with me.

> Just a reminder that I've killed filed you, so you won't be getting any
> replies.


Just a reminder that you are a twat

tim
Roland Perry (20.09.2017, 23:07)
In message <opdt22$7op$1>, at 13:34:19 on Thu, 14 Sep
2017, tim... <tims_new_home> remarked:

>> Just a reminder that I've killed filed you, so you won't be getting
>>any replies.

>Just a reminder that you are a twat


Which comment alone justifies the killfile.
tim... (21.09.2017, 19:05)
"Roland Perry" <roland> wrote in message
news:fa+o
> In message <opdt22$7op$1>, at 13:34:19 on Thu, 14 Sep 2017,
> tim... <tims_new_home> remarked:
>>> Just a reminder that I've killed filed you, so you won't be getting any
>>> replies.

>>Just a reminder that you are a twat

> Which comment alone justifies the killfile.


so I'm in your killfile

but you still look in to read my posts

I think that justifies my comment

tim
Roland Perry (22.09.2017, 09:54)
In message <oq0rhp$ust$1>, at 18:05:05 on Thu, 21 Sep
2017, tim... <tims_new_home> remarked:
>>>> Just a reminder that I've killed filed you, so you won't be getting
>>>>any replies.
>>>Just a reminder that you are a twat

>> Which comment alone justifies the killfile.

>so I'm in your killfile
>but you still look in to read my posts


Skimming about once every couple of weeks, to se if anyone is due a
reprieve.

And exceptionally somewhat more often in subthreads like this, where
you've made it an issue.

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