# Re: Brilliant wheeze.

• From: "Ellie" <ellie@xxxxxx>
• Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 20:22:32 +0100

"Kath" <kath@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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cybuerke wrote:
"Kathy" <kathy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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<kath@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes

Big snip
Then what about groats and guineas?
You lot are beginning to show your age here you know.

The out of date maths fact I can't seem to forget is that a chain is 22
yards! What use is that to anyone?

Please Miss, me Miss, I know miss..

Multiply that by a furlong, and you've got yourself an acre.

I've always wondered what a furlong is. It sounds terribly long.

It's what horse racing distance is measured in.

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Ellie

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