At 10:47 01-02-08, ANDREW NOLAN wrote:
>I am always amused when a US retiree (there are quite a few here in
>Queensland) during a medical consultation asks when how many stones
>and pounds they weight after I have given it in kilos. Stones? you
>measure weight in rocks?
These US people must have been retired a long time. I have never met
the stone as a unit of weight in the USA. It is a British unit:
Americans always use pounds.