High school track humor: I was a furlonger. Also a half furlonger.... and shot putter...
Imagine the ball busting... "That half furlong isn't even half as long..."
Metric distances jr. & sr. year.
In my property law work, I ran across all sorts of fun terms from M&B descriptions, including rods, chains, furlongs, and so forth.
A fun anecdote - a friend of mine was reading out a paragraph about the Titanic describing its heading in bearing instead of degrees, and I was able to give him some idea of what the courses meant, because of M&B legal descriptions.