Obscure units of measurement

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  1. User482

    User482 Guest

  2. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Well, you've got to get them in the correct ordure;)
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    There's a Glasgow Coma Score, I think...
  4. bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Crosby Merseyside
    My 16 year old son was passing through and glanced at the monitor while I was laughing at that and said " you wanna google for "rate my poo" - I did and wished I hadn't - I leave the decision entirely to you... you may regret it...
  5. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Nibble- 4 bits of a binary code
    Twip - 1/20 of a type setting point
    Thrave - 24 sheaves of wheat
    Miickey - ratio of computer mouse movements to cursor movement
    Jansky - strength of a radio signal from space
  6. "A gnat's coq" = quite small
    "A fag paper" = not quite so far
  7. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    A fanny full, approx. - A small amount of liquid
  8. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    My favourite unit of measurement is the one for beauty, which is measured in milliHelens - one milliHelen being the amount of beauty required to launch a single ship.
  9. derall

    derall Über Member

    Home Counties
    My favourite is the Smoot. The length of the Harvard Bridge in Boston is 364.4 smoots plus or minus an ear

    Further units listed here
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    I have 'friends' (ahem) who have been known, in the past, when they were younger and less mature, to measure beauty by number of pints of beer it'd take to fancy her. :biggrin::angry: A "7-pinter" was to be avoided at all costs.... :smile::biggrin:
  11. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    From Sheldon Brown's torque spanner:biggrin:

  12. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    As listened in derall's list the Barn is a measurement of cross sectional area in scattering.
  13. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Baw hair​
    A hairsbreadth. A tiny amount.

    Example usage: "He missed me by a baw hair"
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    A nit on a nats nuts = very small!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Monst

    Monst New Member

    The boonies
    You forget the standard International Measurement:


    As in an area the size of wales is deforested every year in.... etc
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