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(The Sun)   Womans large boobies may have suffocated her   ( divider line
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2002-09-30 09:39:42 PM  
Death by boobies! If I could only go that way. well with someone else's boobies sufocating me.
2002-09-30 11:50:34 PM  
Ditto--this is pretty much how I would like to die.
2002-10-01 12:11:49 AM  
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2002-10-01 03:42:12 AM  
Downstairs: Two observations about that pic.
1. Stephen King is getting a handful of ugly and
2. Why are there flecks of blood on the bride's gown? Is there some wedding ritual I'm not yet aware of that involves blood letting?
2002-10-01 03:43:34 AM  
Why's Stephen King putting his hand down that woman's dress?
2002-10-01 03:44:28 AM  
Argh, beaten to it!
2002-10-01 03:50:26 AM  
They must have been some monsters.
2002-10-01 03:52:24 AM  
"after 17st Yvette Dow, 24, "...what the hell does that mean??

I think it means she weighs 17 stone (how the hell heavy is that?)..and that she was 24 years old...but then later it says she has a 21yr. old son.

So, wtf?
2002-10-01 03:54:39 AM  
Actually it said the son was 21 months, which is a lot younger than 21 years.

Don't know how heavy a farkin stone is though.
2002-10-01 03:55:50 AM  
A stone is pretty 15-20 lbs right?
2002-10-01 03:56:29 AM  
::Awaits Monty Python references::
2002-10-01 03:56:31 AM  
I can see someone getting smothered by their own BOOBS, but how did she manage desecrating herself with white paint?
2002-10-01 03:57:47 AM  
Yeah I thought it was 20 lbs...

Hmm according to Merriam-Webster it's 14lbs (6.3kg).

So she weighed 238...maybe she just couldn't get back up again ;)
2002-10-01 03:57:59 AM  
It said 21 months. Normally I don't make fun of dead people, but the body was desecrated by a white paint. Death by Bukakke?
2002-10-01 03:59:02 AM  
Her 21 month old son was upstairs in his cot for two days...

Poor baby :(
2002-10-01 03:59:20 AM  
Oh, those wacky British and their measurement systems. Do they still measure a yard by the distance from Charlemagne's nose to his extended thumb?
( Oh yeah, you want obscure references baby? Well you got it! )
2002-10-01 04:00:08 AM  
Aargh! Sudden vision of Death By Mantitty.

This is an execeptional wine i'm having this evening.
2002-10-01 04:01:51 AM  
Skip_Hitler, you're full of retarted comments today.

Charlemagne was never king of England :P
2002-10-01 04:02:28 AM  
Reminds me of this film:

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2002-10-01 04:03:04 AM  
skip hilter: those are flowers not blood...what a funny thing to say
2002-10-01 04:03:34 AM  
And I can't spell retarded ;)
2002-10-01 04:04:10 AM  
charly-magny was a stupid kraut
2002-10-01 04:04:34 AM  
A stone is 17 pounds. 17 stone is about 240 pounds. Even at 25 pounds per breast, that's a big girl....
2002-10-01 04:04:54 AM  
In other news, I can't resize images. here's the web site tho
2002-10-01 04:05:39 AM  
PopeDX: Hey, I said obscure, not historically accurate.
By the way, define 'retart' for me, if you would be so kind.
2002-10-01 04:06:23 AM  
I already corrected myself, farknut
2002-10-01 04:07:10 AM  
uh, that was supposed to say "A stone is 14 pounds..."

Damned English and their freaky measurements....
2002-10-01 04:07:26 AM  
One of the most important monarchs in history isn't quite "obscure" either, since we're nitpicking now.
2002-10-01 04:08:47 AM  
I guess she just couldnt keep abreast of things.
2002-10-01 04:10:04 AM  
Wationstagons, she got busted ;)
2002-10-01 04:10:49 AM  
PopeDX well, I was refering more to the judgement by which a yard was meas... Pah!
No sense in arguing over this, I apologize if I've offended.

... never liked Charlemagne in the first place... * pouts *
2002-10-01 04:12:40 AM  
Solely in the desire of historical correctness, measures were based on bodily measurements of the current king...made for quite a problem vis-a-vis land ownership etc. whenever a new king came, especially if he was much bigger than the last ;)
2002-10-01 04:21:09 AM  
Actually, yard came from the Old English word yeard, which referred to a man's britches. It became a measurement during the midevil times when men would commonly take their pants off before measuring property lines. This is also how the word "yard" came to apply to the land around one's dwelling.
2002-10-01 04:23:24 AM  
what r a mans britches.
2002-10-01 04:23:57 AM  
It became a measurement during the midevil times when men would commonly take their pants off before measuring property lines.

Was 'property line' a euphemism for something else?
2002-10-01 04:28:15 AM  
And no one should cite me for any term papers. Unless you want to be laughed at.

Britches = Breeches = pants
2002-10-01 04:28:36 AM  
But the King's body was used for an inch (width of thumb or something), and feet (elbow to wrist?) if I'm not mistaken.
2002-10-01 04:29:33 AM  
Impaler:- that's interesting. In Britain though, a yard doesn't mean the area of land around a dwelling. That's an Americanism. We call this a garden. Yard tends to mean courtyard - usually an enclosed paved area.
2002-10-01 04:29:52 AM  
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Sun we're talking about. Stories like this, published in a gutter rag like that, should be taken with enough salt close at hand.
2002-10-01 04:30:01 AM  
Or maybe a foot was his foot...

I'm so dumb...
2002-10-01 04:30:49 AM  
ah thats what they are.
2002-10-01 04:31:48 AM  
What events lead up to the taking off of ones pants to measure property lines as a commonplace occurence?
Did people frequently get together for " land assessment " parties?
2002-10-01 04:31:48 AM  
No, foot is also a shortened version of an old word. It comes from the Latin fautus, which means "12 inches".
2002-10-01 04:37:02 AM  
I take my pants off to measure property all the time...

It's a good way to get a lot more of it.
2002-10-01 04:38:32 AM  
PopeDX:- actually, my understanding of the origin of imperial measures was similar to your own, except that I didn't think there was initially any standardisation. Basically, a foot was the length of a foot, yard was nose to fingertips, inch was a thumb etc., because before rulers the human body was the easiest available thing of (fairly) standard size to measure against.
2002-10-01 04:40:05 AM  
Why does the Sean Connery quote "he used his penis as a rule" keep popping in my head? What's it from? Or was it an imitation of Mr. Connery on SNL?
2002-10-01 04:40:47 AM  
PopeDX, the elbow-to-wrist measurement was an el. The el was later standardized to a number of inches. I don't remember how many it was, but I do remember that it was different from the number of inches in a Scottish el.

Anyway, I fear Americans as almost as bad as the resident Brits (I escaped to Europe in time to gro up with senisble measurements), with your stripped down and altered version of Imperial Measurements. Metris is the way to go - it all makes so much damn sense, having been designed from the start as a fully integrated system. Seven basic units of measurement (metre, kilogram, second, coulomb, kelvin, candela and mol) and you can work the rest out from there.
2002-10-01 04:41:54 AM  
metris = metric

For all its benefits, it does precious little to avert typing errors!
2002-10-01 04:43:49 AM  
Ah yes metric, something the world still hasn't thanked France for... ;)

Actually the French tried a metric-type system of time too but everyone hated it, so we're stuck with the 60-60-24 system...
2002-10-01 04:48:43 AM  
BTW: the wedding pic has nothing to do with the article.... GIS on "boobies"

thats what you get for calling one of your wedding pics "boobies.jpg"
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