# what is stones

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I was reading some people said they gain 2 stones whatb do that mean

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• Posts: 13,345 Member
2 stones = 28 lbs
• Posts: 7,077 Member
Bigger than pebbles but smaller than boulders.
• Posts: 41,171 Member
edited February 2018
msdella9 wrote: »
I was reading some people said they gain 2 stones whatb do that mean

British use stones...it's 14 Lbs. So 14 stone 2 Lbs would be 170 Lbs.
• Posts: 33,764 Member
It's a rock.
• Posts: 413 Member
Incorrect.

It means they passed 2 kidney stones.
• Posts: 1,821 Member
I feel like it's a way to force me to do math when I don't want to LOL.
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I feel like it's a way to force me to do math when I don't want to LOL.

Ha...

My wife is first generation U.S. and grew up in a British family so she uses stones sometimes among other British-isms...fortunately, she's never been more than 10 stone, so the math is pretty easy...if it goes above 10 then I have to get the calculator out.
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msdella9 wrote: »
I was reading some people said they gain 2 stones whatb do that mean

A but if British confusion where they break their lb weight down into larger units of 14lbs each, called Stones.
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It’s like a meter or kilo but on your scale,