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I'm watching a video called 'a defense of the imperial measurement system' by jan Misali: here

and while I was scrolling down the comments, there was this particular comment caught my eyes. The person in the comment was listing more words, which I assumed are local ways of saying different kinds of measuring units, such as: blocks, football fields, over yonder’s, down-a-ways, go-thata-ways, hop-skip-and-a-jumps. (see it for yourself) https://imgur.com/CTWMJlp

After quick fact-checking one word (which is hop-skip-and-a-jump, which turned out to be real), I'm assuming the words for measurement that the person was presenting were all legit? Are you familliar with any given words?

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