is toast. Or should that be ice?
Sorry, that sort of language really isn't needed on these boards.
By the way joe, in your post here I suggest it was you who initially muddied the waters, firstly with your insistence that the expression ''lb'' or ''lbs'' should be considered one of force, and not weight, a relatively pointless argument under the circumstances as, unless a person is specifying that he is talking/writing in terms of force, the expression ''lb'' or ''lbs'' is generally accepted to refer to the weight of an object.
Secondly, you complain about Amos correcting kinseeker on his use of the expression lbs when talking about currency. Amos was correcting an error and there was no harm in that. Kinseeker said that he was doing a project and needed the symbol for the lb currency of England. He has been given that symbol and has also been informed what the ''lb'' expression means; a perfectly reasonable post. It may stop kinseeker making the same mistake again. In addition, Amos was not being rude, or condescending or anything else of the kind, so your comments were not needed.
One more thing relating to the use of that expression. The fact that kinseeker used it at all shows that he did have some knowledge of Imperial measurement. It is highly unlikely that a person for whom English is not his first language would associate the two letters ''lb'', or three letters ''lbs'', with the English Pound without some knowledge. Why would they? the letters lb or lbs have absolutely no correlation to Pound. So, kinseeker does have some knowledge of English measurement, whether it be pounds weight, or Pounds currency, and to correct an error like that is common sense. I don't know what kinseeker's first language is, but I am satisfied that no harm has been done here.
Lastly, weight does exist. I weigh 9st 10lbs, or 136 lbs. Yeah, I know. A wimp!!
Kinseeker's question has been fully answered. Therefore this thread need go no further. If you want to reply to me Joe, please feel free to do so via my profile.
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