Apr. 1, 2021

Apropos of . . .

What is a stone, anyway? Probably looked it up before but don't remember. Turns out it is 14 pounds. The English sure gave us some interesting measures. Who remembers how many quarts, pints or gals go with each other? Had to have white hogs and black hogs and 20 shillings in a pound! A pound is how many ounces! You're kidding, right? Who the heck comes up with this stuff? And they once ruled the world? Maybe it does explain why the ladies of Bletchly were such good code breakers. And why they found iceplant and couldn't leave well enough alone.