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Expressing Measurements Via Analogies & Comparisons

Saw a sign outside a pub today advertising roast dinners "with lashings of proper gravy".

Is it permissible to use the lashing as a unit for measuring the volume of liquids other than ginger beer?
Rain can be lashing down..
 
Saw a sign outside a pub today advertising roast dinners "with lashings of proper gravy".

Is it permissible to use the lashing as a unit for measuring the volume of liquids other than ginger beer?
Would have been better to have knot worded it like that?
 
I was drawn irresistibly to a thread abbreviated on the Forums Overview page as

Expressing Measurements Via Anal...​

then I realised the abbreviation had fallen into a most uncomfortable and unfortunate place.

I want to dig out more information, but not all that long ago, the Jerusalem Post headed an article about an asteroid in near-Earth approach with a headline like "Asteroid the size of a dozen large walruses approaches Earth". I wondered if this was one of those old Biblical weights and measures you find in the detailed small print in Leviticus or Deuteronomy and maybe revived for everyday use in the modern world.

Apparently, this is a knowing joke thing with the JP, and the paper prides itself on making up unique and eccentric size and weight comparatives - there have been a few more since.
 
…the Jerusalem Post headed an article about an asteroid in near-Earth approach with a headline like "Asteroid the size of a dozen large walruses approaches Earth".

Apparently, this is a knowing joke thing with the JP, and the paper prides itself on making up unique and eccentric size and weight comparatives - there have been a few more since.

“…45 aardvarks…”

maximus otter
 
One I remember my Mum using "black as Newgate's knocker". The origin obviously comes from the original Newgate Prison and a time when door knockers were made of brass and would go black through lack of use!.
 
This does seem like a good way to illustrate wind speeds.

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I was drawn irresistibly to a thread abbreviated on the Forums Overview page as

Expressing Measurements Via Anal...​

then I realised the abbreviation had fallen into a most uncomfortable and unfortunate place.

I want to dig out more information, but not all that long ago, the Jerusalem Post headed an article about an asteroid in near-Earth approach with a headline like "Asteroid the size of a dozen large walruses approaches Earth". I wondered if this was one of those old Biblical weights and measures you find in the detailed small print in Leviticus or Deuteronomy and maybe revived for everyday use in the modern world.

Apparently, this is a knowing joke thing with the JP, and the paper prides itself on making up unique and eccentric size and weight comparatives - there have been a few more since.
I saw a version of this that gave the asteroid size in geese.


**Note: Unintentional, but hilarious headline contraction in quoted panel!
 
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