Thursday, March 21, 2013

10st 10lb

Sydney Morning Herald
22 March 2013

Column 8

 [...] Richard Boyd, of Gordon, tells of the time in 1972 when his wife Judith filled in a form in Canada that asked for her weight, ''which she wrote down as '10st 10lb'. The official, on checking her answers, said 'We don't want to know how much you've lost, we need to know what you weigh now,''' Richard recalls. ''Back then they used pounds only over there, never stones, so when you look at how it would have read to them ...'' [...]