Having been brought up in the U.S. and learning our weights and measures, I always get stumped when the British talk about stones as a measure of weight. I don't wonder how it came about, but how does it relate to our pounds. (not their money) Aieeee...
This afternoon I was watching "Gordon Ramsay's F Word" he and a guest chef were talking about how heavy they had been in the past. Gordon said he had gotten up to 28 stone and the little skinny oriental guest chef said he had been 21 stone. Gordon looked at him funny and said..."Really..you?"
That is when I had to get the computer out and try to figure out how much that is.
Twenty eight stone equals 392 poounds and 21 stone equals 294!?! That's some STONES! My next thought was they must have been on "The Biggest Loser" before they started these cooking shows.
I found the stones to pounds conversion chart here:
If I've got it wrong, please let me know. I can hardly fathom this amount of weight.
PS-the F word stands for Food. I've started to like this show filmed in Britain very much. He sems very happy and relaxed..unlike "Hell's Kitchen".