Do you know the length of a Sheppey?

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Offline AllenG

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Do you know the length of a Sheppey?
« on: 25/11/2009 04:45:05 »
Sheppey
A measure of distance equal to about 7⁄8 of a mile (1.4 km), defined as the closest distance at which sheep remain picturesque. The Sheppey is the creation of Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, included in The Meaning of Liff, their dictionary of putative meanings for words that are actually just place names. [7] It is named after the Isle of Sheppey in the UK.

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I personally think it would be more in the order of 3.5 Smoots.
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Do you know the length of a Sheppey?
« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2009 08:25:52 »
I'm sure our resident Tupernator will be able to advise us regarding the length of Sheppeys, but I expect there will be some exaggeration.
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Do you know the length of a Sheppey?
« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2009 08:41:58 »
I have the strangest feeling you could be right Geezer, I wonder why???
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