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How do you measure two metres?

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Lettice Wed 03-Jun-20 10:50:28

I visualise a tall man lying prone at my feet. Just saying!

BlueSky Wed 03-Jun-20 10:57:26

They told us 2m/6ft when it's in fact 6ft6", so an exceptionally tall man!

MissAdventure Wed 03-Jun-20 10:58:31

2 shopping trollies.

Pantglas2 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:03:07

Two large paces is what my DH does and he’s never been more than an inch out!

Calendargirl Wed 03-Jun-20 11:05:13

Length of a coffin- sorry if this is morbid.

Grandmafrench Wed 03-Jun-20 11:07:14

Length of your bed.

Or two big paces, as per Mr pantglas

mokryna Wed 03-Jun-20 11:09:25

Wrist to armpit x 4

Daddima Wed 03-Jun-20 11:18:10

Tall man for me also!

And, á propos of nothing, my primary one teacher told us many, many moons ago, that Jesus was the only man ever to be exactly six feet tall!

Elizabeth1 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:26:43

Lettuce I agree with you I visualise a six foot tall man lying between me and other folk wink he’s needing a hair cut

watermeadow Wed 03-Jun-20 12:45:20

It’s the length of a grave.
Also, a yard was the distance from a bowman’s nose to his outstretched finger tips. A metre is 3” longer and the bowman’s wife’s yard would be shorter.

Lucca Wed 03-Jun-20 12:56:04

Well I’m glad we all know what 2metres is as most people round here seem to think it is 2 feet

MiniMoon Wed 03-Jun-20 13:37:29

I imagine my brother in law lying on the floor. He is 6' 7".

PinkCakes Wed 03-Jun-20 14:10:23

Peter Crouch is apparently 6ft 7. I try to picture the length of a bed when I am near someone.

12Michael Wed 03-Jun-20 14:41:57

The most simplest way is door height
mick

bluebirdwsm Wed 03-Jun-20 14:44:25

I also imagine either one of my sons lying down...both over 6 ft.

Teetime Wed 03-Jun-20 15:10:43

I imagine my husband lying on the floor plus a little bit.

Our town centre and market square has been marked out all round with 2 metre spacing so easy to see there.

MissAdventure Wed 03-Jun-20 16:14:35

Lots of men on the floor, it seems. grin

Pantglas2 Wed 03-Jun-20 16:18:10

You’ll have heard the saying, They’re all the same length lying down, Missadventure😉

welbeck Wed 03-Jun-20 16:23:47

mention of peter crouch reminds me of hearing him on a sports programme where various sports people were discussing their careers.
the presenter ended by asking, peter, what would you have been if you'd not been a successful footballer ?
quick as a flash, peter replied, a virgin.

Maggiemaybe Wed 03-Jun-20 17:14:20

Love that, welbeck! grin