July 19th, 2020

Spike - Made in England

No, I Am Not Ancient!!

This weeks prompt at photo_scavenger was half, and a colleague of mine gave me the idea. She asked me for the recipe for ANZAC biscuits (one I can quote), and I started off by saying "a quarter of a pond of flour" - and she asked for a translation, saying she hadn't been around that many centuries (cheek!!!!). Anyway, it gave me the idea -


However it also reminded me of the verses I had to learn when I was at school, and, of course, at the time I was learning these I was doing maths with "pounds, shillings & pence (for those who don't know - 12 pence in a shilling, 20 shillings in a pound)

12 inches in a foot
3 feet in a yard
5 1/2 yards in a rod/pole/perch
22 yards in a chain
10 chains in a furlong
8 furlongs in a mile
5280 feet, 1760 yards or 80 chains in a mile

16 ounces in a pound
14 pounds in a stone
112 pounds in a hundredweight
2240 pounds in a ton

5 fluid ounces in a gill, ¼ pint
4 gills, 20 fluid ounces in a pint
8 pints in a gallon

Anyway, this will either bring back memories or confuse

Happy Sunday everyone