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 How tall is Sam in Britain? 

That is to say: how would someone in the UK measure Jared's height? They wouldn't use feet and inches like we do in North America for height...what do they use instead? Meters? What's the equivalent of 6'4'' in UK-speak? What about 6'1''? or just 6 feet?

Help would be appreciated!

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immortal_jedi
Jul. 16th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
ok, using this handy converter, 6'4 is 193cm, 6'1 is 185cm, and 6'0 is 183cm. (That is with the rounded results checked. Without, it's 193.04, 185.42, and 182.88, respectively.)

CM stands for centimeters.

Hope that helps!

Edited at 2010-07-16 03:42 am (UTC)
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Thanks!!

You just helped a little with Chapter 13 of Vile Violent Vacations!

:)
immortal_jedi
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Oh, cool! Glad I could help!
elliemurasaki
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
Aw. I was hoping Sam would be over two meters. Bah.

(And I'm one of the ones wants the US to go metric...fine job I'm doing of making that possible.)
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Canada is metric in everything except for measuring our height and weight (and usually floor-plans of houses and building supplies give measurements in both - I can visualize feet between than centimeters or meters though, so I use the feet and inches thing.)

I think we could go fully metric if there was a standard metric length similar to the "foot" - the problem for me is that centimeters are too small and meters are too large. I want things measured by a length in between.
elliemurasaki
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Decimeter? Ten cm is about four inches.
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's still a bit small though, isn't it? Ah well...maybe we can just say that "Foot" means "three decimeters" and claim that we are completely metric ;)
elliemurasaki
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Doesn't work. 2.54 cm / in, not 2.5.
immortal_jedi
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Well, 2 meters is somewhere between 6'6 and 6'7, so Sam's a bit too short.

(Personally, though I think Jared is actually 6'5 and he just says he's 6'4.)
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
I actually agree with you. I have a theory that when he started the show he was 6'4'', but that he actually grew another inch somewhere between S1 and S2. I know 22 or 23 is a bit old for growing, but my uncle was close to that age when he had his final growth spurt, so it's possible.
immortal_jedi
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
That's entirely possible. I know my Mom grew an inch sometime between the ages of 18 and 22.

(Also, awesome icon.)
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I figure Jared pretty much confirmed it in Barcelona when a fan asked him about how much he changed physically between S1 and now, and he stated that he was a late bloomer, and had been a very "young 22."

I'd be interested to have him officially measured, but that's not something you can really ask of someone without coming across creepy :P
duowolf
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
Would like to point out that we do use feet and inches here for height. I've never been given my height in cms even when having a checkup at the doctors it's always been 5'4" everytime. Hope that helps.
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Really?! Oh cool! So you are like us...hmm...so, if someone was casually talking about someone's height, would they be more likely to just say 6'5''?
duowolf
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
Pretty much yes. That's how I've always said it when someones asked me my height.
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Good to know. I think I might still leave what I have in centimeters though, because it sounds funnier...but yeah, that's cool. Thanks!
duowolf
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Always glad to help.
akadougal
Jul. 16th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)
Hear what you're saying but it's always feet and inches in the UK. Honest.
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
Awesome, well, maybe I'll change it back...we'll see how I feel when I go to post the chapter.

I was sure you guys said it differently, but maybe I was thinking of other countries...

Thanks for confirming!
endeni
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
Hi there, well the rest of continental Europe /do/ use the metric system.
In fact, I'm Italian and I use an on-line Metric/Imperial converter the rare times I'm dealing with UK feet, inches and whatnot. ;)
hells_half_acre
Jul. 16th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
That must have been what confused me. I lived for a bit in Germany and I just figured it was an all-of-Europe thing to use metric for height, not just a continental Europe thing.
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