Peanuts by Charles Schulz for October 22, 2021

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    Scorpio Premium Member 10 months ago

    Who knows and who cares. I don’t work with primitive measurments.

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    jagedlo  10 months ago

    I wonder how many would remember what a hogshead is…

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    ronaldspence  10 months ago

    How many drams in a schmidgen?

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    efkasper  10 months ago

    The old Pee-Chee school folders had some of those conversions. I don’t remember ever being tested (or even taught) on any of those esoteric measures.

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    stillfickled Premium Member 10 months ago

    9 inch nails

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    orinoco womble  10 months ago

    Growing up in a small rural town, you could always tell the real farm kids, because they measured distances in rods. They also gave directions as “Turn west” or, “It’s over yonder.”

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    knutdl  10 months ago

    It’s sock it to me time.

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    littlejohn Premium Member 10 months ago

    A hogshead is 1/4 tun and a barrel is 1/8 tun. So a hogshead should be two barrels. As for a the quarter question, maybe twenty-five penny nails? And for a rood, depending on the era, seven to eight rods.

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    GabryelFrost  10 months ago

    Metric system rules !

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    therese_callahan2002  10 months ago

    Zero followed by F, or perhaps D Minus.

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    dcdete.  10 months ago

    Is it really how many whos in a what? That should be how many watts in a whom. (w)ohm.

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    dcdete.  10 months ago

    German beer drinking song – Roll Out the Barrel. We’ll have a barrel of fun.

    English beer drinking song – Roll Out the Hogshead. We’ll have a Hogshead of fun.

    Kind of makes you glad it is Oktoberfest instead of Pubfest.

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    nterhune2176  10 months ago

    2 barrels to 1 hogshead (US)2.25 inches to a nail (cloth measurement)4 Nails to a quarter (still cloth measurement)40 sq. rods to a rood

    I’d have probably been right there with Patty, considering I had to look up all the conversions.

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    RussellCastine  10 months ago

    Number of barrels in a hogshead: 2, Inches in a nail: 2.5, Nails in a quarter: N/A, Square rods in a rood: 40.

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    David in Webb Premium Member 10 months ago

    Sometimes nails comes in pennies, as in a 8 penny nail.

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    The Reader Premium Member 10 months ago

    So many questions, so little time!

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    Darryl Heine  10 months ago

    Why ZERO time?

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    Ellis97  10 months ago

    Hogsheads? Man, this strip is old.

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    e.groves  10 months ago

    Who’s on first.

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    constantine48  10 months ago

    I grew up in the 70’s, and all that was before my time!

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    dflak  10 months ago

    A typical room size is about 3.5 meters or eleven feet, five and three quarter inches.

    I spelled out the Imperial measurement rather than depicting it in Arabic numbers because it makes just as much sense that way.

    In Metric there is only one measure of length: the meter. In the Imperial system there are two measures of lengths: feet and inches and if you want yards, rods, miles, furlongs and leagues.

    In Metric, you deal with decimals: half of 0.5 meters is 0.25 meters. In Imperial system half of 1 foot, 7 1/2 inches is what? (Try doing that math in your head). That’s why carpenters scribble on pieces of wood all the time. They are probably the only profession who can still do what was to me 4th grade mathematics and long division.

    Then there are weights where we use a base 16 system and time where we use a base 60 system.

    At least the two systems agree on time.

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    mindjob  10 months ago

    A shave and a haircut is no longer two bits

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 10 months ago

    How many angels dance on the head of a pin?

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 10 months ago

    How many furlongs per fortnight. How many fatoms in a league?

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    therealblazewolf (RATS UNITED tm)   10 months ago

    what are they teaching them these days?

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    I❤️Peanuts  10 months ago

    I don’t remember Peppermint Patty talking about zeroes. I mostly remember her talking about the dreaded D-minuses.

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    johndifool  10 months ago

    Horton would know the answer to that last question.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member 10 months ago

    how many Z’s in a nap – I’m worn out thinking about it – night

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    stamps  10 months ago

    How many furlongs in a fortnight?

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    Troglodyte  10 months ago

    PP is a barrel of laughs, some days.

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    PaulAbbott2  10 months ago

    I went to school at about the same time as Patty (in 5th Grade in 1974) and I know we never were taught hogsheads or any of this silliness.

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    Jonathan K.  10 months ago

    And she thought the metric system was bad.

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    Decepticomic  10 months ago

    Math? No thanks.

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    knight1192a  10 months ago

    Inches in a nail? What type of nail? I mean different nails are different sizes.

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    WCraft Premium Member 10 months ago

    I’m still waiting for someone to definitively declare the length of a cubit as in Noah’s Ark…

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    christelisbetty  10 months ago

    Inch worm, inch worm, measuring the marigolds….

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    eddi_tbh  10 months ago

    There are plans afoot to stop using those measurement and replace them with more sensible ones. Like buttloads, stones and mils.

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