Advertisement

Peanuts by Charles Schulz for October 22, 2021

  1. Missing large
    Scorpio Premium Member 3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  2. Fb img 1516982044221
    jagedlo  3 months ago

    I wonder how many would remember what a hogshead is…

     •  Reply
  3. Zooey girl
    ronaldspence  3 months ago

    How many drams in a schmidgen?

     •  Reply
  4. 2020 04 15 1822 img 4033 keep your face covered  2
    efkasper  3 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.

     •  Reply
  5. Missing large
    stillfickled Premium Member 3 months ago

    9 inch nails

     •  Reply
  6. Avatar tmp 56884 thumb
    orinoco womble  3 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.”

     •  Reply
  7. Charlie brown
    knutdl  3 months ago

    It’s sock it to me time.

     •  Reply
  8. Missing large
    littlejohn Premium Member 3 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.

     •  Reply
  9. Picture
    GabryelFrost  3 months ago

    Metric system rules !

     •  Reply
  10. Missing large
    therese_callahan2002  3 months ago

    Zero followed by F, or perhaps D Minus.

     •  Reply
  11. Photo
    dcdete.  3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  12. Photo
    dcdete.  3 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.

     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    nterhune2176  3 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.

     •  Reply
  14. Picture
    RussellCastine  3 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.

     •  Reply
  15. E5aac87a 4e79 4600 9ffd 2cb871ca96db
    lnpdavid74 Premium Member 3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  16. Man with x ray glasses
    The Reader Premium Member 3 months ago

    So many questions, so little time!

     •  Reply
  17. Snoopy
    Darryl Heine  3 months ago

    Why ZERO time?

     •  Reply
  18. Picture
    Ellis97  3 months ago

    Hogsheads? Man, this strip is old.

     •  Reply
  19. Fb img 1509486198333
    e.groves  3 months ago

    Who’s on first.

     •  Reply
  20. Missing large
    constantine48  3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  21. Missing large
    dflak  3 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.

     •  Reply
  22. Greg backlit
    mindjob  3 months ago

    A shave and a haircut is no longer two bits

     •  Reply
  23. Th 9
    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    How many angels dance on the head of a pin?

     •  Reply
  24. Mr haney
    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  25. 2021 10 21  3
    therealblazewolf (RATS UNITED tm)   3 months ago

    what are they teaching them these days?

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    I❤️Peanuts  3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  27. Snoopy avatar
    johndifool  3 months ago

    Horton would know the answer to that last question.

     •  Reply
  28. Bobbyavatar
    Saddenedby Premium Member 3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  29. Missing large
    stamps  3 months ago

    How many furlongs in a fortnight?

     •  Reply
  30. Avatar 2475
    Troglodyte  3 months ago

    PP is a barrel of laughs, some days.

     •  Reply
  31. Rabbit of seville
    PaulAbbott2  3 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.

     •  Reply
  32. My dream girl
    Jonathan K.  3 months ago

    And she thought the metric system was bad.

     •  Reply
  33. Sixshotprofile
    Decepticomic  3 months ago

    Math? No thanks.

     •  Reply
  34. Hellcat
    knight1192a  3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  35. Img 1610
    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
  36. Missing large
    christelisbetty  3 months ago

    Inch worm, inch worm, measuring the marigolds….

     •  Reply
  37. Fox spirit animal 3
    eddi_tbh  3 months ago

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

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment
Advertisement

More From Peanuts

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement