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    What is an acre by A.Boozer split

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    what is an acre?
    It's a thing you get when a cricket ball hits you in a delicate place, and you are not wearing a box!

    Oh, sorry, wrong spelling!

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    what is a cricket?

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    this thread was not worth splitting

    how many crickets live in an acre?

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    22? Without the twelfth men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Great drawing Dougal, not being knowledgeable, myself, on these creatures, would be interested in learning the correct courtship and mating procedures, should I come back as one in the next life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a. boozer
    Quote: Originally Posted by DrAndy what is an acre?
    Which leads to another interesting question. How do the seppos spell acre??

    ...acer ???

    theatre....theater
    metre......meter

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    which is the interesting one?

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    An acre is 4 rods (160 square poles) or 10 square chains or a 30th of a hide or 1/120th of a virgate. Hope that's cleared that up for you post-decimal kiddies.
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    as i recall from 45-50 years ago it's also 4840 sq yds and 1/640 of a sq mile...wasn't really thinking of it but it just came and if right am gonna treat myself to a rare beer.

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    ^get that man a beer Apparently it's the area of land a pair of oxen can plow in a day. Metric measures are so boring, did you know that a foot is the size of King Henry the First's foot or that a yard is the average stride of a roman legionary? Allegedly. The standards of imperial measurement are on the wall facing the national gallery in Trafalgar Square London. When I lived in the area I would often sit there with a spliff and a drink and muse on time's passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Metric measures are so boring
    Give us something dividable by 6 or 12

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    If it's good enough for the Babylonians it's good enough for me. Remember, the metric system is French!

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    No fokkin wonder it took the Indians decades to catch up in developement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    An acre is 4 rods (160 square poles) or 10 square chains or a 30th of a hide or 1/120th of a virgate. Hope that's cleared that up for you post-decimal kiddies.

    thanks DrBob, for the reference to my juvenile age

    I was always good at maths, but find metric measurements are usually a lot easier to use

    I agree that the old satanical set of measurements are interesting, but the tendency to shout "now where did I put King Henry's foot" is annoying, especially in a hardware store

    yes, metric are French, but we don't have to pronounce them correctly

    mind you, our numbers are Arabic and our letters Italian, what are we going to do?
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    An acre is 4 rods (160 square poles) or 10 square chains or a 30th of a hide or 1/120th of a virgate. Hope that's cleared that up for you post-decimal kiddies.

    thanks DrBob, for the reference to my juvenile age

    I was always good at maths, but find metric measurements are usually a lot easier to use

    I agree that the old satanical set of measurements are interesting, but the tendency to shout "now where did I put King Henry's foot" is annoying, especially in a hardware store

    yes, metric are French, but we don't have to pronounce them correctly

    mind you, our numbers are Arabic and our letters Italian, what are we going to do?
    I refuse to use zero as it's just pandering to Indian nationalism and algebra is giving in to Islamic fundamentalism and will lead to the triumph of Al-qaeda, Michael Moore, and Hilary Clinton. I use the Roman method V and IV MCMLXCI and so on as any fule kno, as multiplication and division and subtraction are too bloody hard in that system I only have to deal with addition, life is sweet. Romans rock! Senatvs Poplvsqve Romanvs, as they still say on the drain covers in Rome. As long as there are 4 crores to the York bushel and 12 and seven eighths katis to the Lincoln pennyweight I can cope. If God had meant us to use decimal He would have given us 10 fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    An acre is 4 rods (160 square poles) or 10 square chains or a 30th of a hide or 1/120th of a virgate. Hope that's cleared that up for you post-decimal kiddies.
    Ya forgot about the links to chain, and the number in a pole. Of course there is also the perch to consider

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    And don't forget, when you're talking about bushels it's 60lbs per bushel for wheat or soy beans but only 48lbs for barley and if you're growing oats then you're seriously hosed with only 32lbs per bushel, although with wheat you do get 0.6725 quintals per hectare while with oats you only get 0.3587.

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    ^^not the full shilling! Half a crown short of a 10-bob note!
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    The Statute Mile is 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards; or 63,360 inches. The reason for the rather irregular numbers is that 5280 feet is made up of eight furlongs (the length generally that a furrow was plowed before the horses were turned, furlong = furrow-long). In turn a furlong is 10 chains (a surveyor's chain, used as such until laser rangefinders took over); a chain is 22 yards and a yard is three feet, making up 5280 ft. 22 yards is also the length of a cricket pitch, a game originating in England and still played today particularly in countries that were once part of the now defunct British Empire.

    Before the statute of the English parliament, there was confusion on the length of the "mile". The Irish mile was 2240 yards (6720 ft) and the Scottish mile was the length of the so-called Royal Mile in Edinburgh, from the Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and was 1976 yards (5928 ft). In England the Roman mile of 5,000 feet was often used, a length not divisible without fractions into furlongs or yards (5000 ft = 1666 2/3 yards).

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    Anyone done a yard of ale?

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    ^yes, followed by a perch of puke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Anyone done a yard of ale?
    Many times.err.. actually twice or II times for Dr B.(Only chundered on one of them though.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
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    Anyone done a yard of ale?
    Many times.err.. actually twice or II times for Dr B.(Only chundered on one of them though.....
    Chunder! Heh, haven't heard that in a while.What was that 80's Men at Work song

    I come from a land down under
    where women <I forget!>
    and men chunder


    I'll post this now, I'll be back in 2 minutes with the lyrics!
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