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Tim V. PLS
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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.

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jawats
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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.

 

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