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Posted: 6/14/2009 12:52:20 AM EST
Where does the phrase "ounce of sleep" come from? For example... "I did not get an ounce of sleep". Is it just the application of a random measurement term? Or is there some neat root meaning to it?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:54:17 AM EST
All I know is if I sleep like a log, I am happy as a clam.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:58:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
All I know is if I sleep like a log, I am happy as a clam.


Yeah, not an issue on my part, but just a thought after seeing the phrase elswhere.

I am lucky, 99% of the time, I am out in 5-10 minutes, and when I am out... I AM OUT. Gunfire, explosions, earthquakes 5.0 or less, I don't wake up. I have to run multiple alarms to make sure I get up when I need to. I have always been like this.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:00:14 AM EST
Yes, weighs the same as prevention.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:04:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 1:07:38 AM EST by Dr_Dickie]
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
All I know is if I sleep like a log, I am happy as a clam.


Yeah, not an issue on my part, but just a thought after seeing the phrase elswhere.

I am lucky, 99% of the time, I am out in 5-10 minutes, and when I am out... I AM OUT. Gunfire, explosions, earthquakes 5.0 or less, I don't wake up. I have to run multiple alarms to make sure I get up when I need to. I have always been like this.

Well, my point is there are lots of silly sayings, especially associated with sleep (clams are happy?).
Just a WAG but I would bet so many silly ones are associated with sleep because it is such a weird thing. Here you are going along just fine, and then you have "die" for a several hours to get re-charged. The association "visually" between sleep and death probably made folks just un-easy enough to make some silly saying about it.

You are lucky. I takes me a half hour AT THE VERY least to get to sleep, I would bet an hour is more common for me. And then I am up and down all night. My wife is asleep as soon as she lays down, and sleeps through anything.
My light sleep makes it so that I require at least 8 and closer to 9 hours.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:20:58 AM EST
Now, how did "winking" become a unit of measure? Like, "Catching fourty winks." 40 winks seems to be the ideal amount of sleep, so I am assuming that a 'wink' is a measure of time.

I acknowledge that this thread has already lasted too long.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:34:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dr_Dickie:
All I know is if I sleep like a log, I am happy as a clam.


If you sleep like a natural log then I can see where the math comes in.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:35:52 AM EST
It may take a lustrum to decide this point.
If a wink is a measure of time is a nudge a measure of distance; as in wink-wink-nudge-nudge?
If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half how many eggs will 3 hens lay in a week?
If my uncle wore a dress would he become my aunt?
Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?
Where , oh where has my little dog gone? Oh, where, oh where can he be?
I am always here unless I'm somewhere else. If I come looking for myself and I'm not here please make me take a chair and await my return.
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Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:36:27 AM EST
If I weigh myself just before bed, and then right when I get up. I have usually lost over a pound. So sleep has negative weight.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:40:25 AM EST
I can wake up two or more pounds lighter. So, yeah I guess I could argue that sleep has weight? Of course, its probably the two or three head calls I make during the night.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:43:44 AM EST
sleeps weighs a dikfer
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:51:57 PM EST
What's a di... oh never mind.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:58:02 PM EST
An once of perception, a pond of obscure.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:58:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Where does the phrase "ounce of sleep" come from? For example... "I did not get an ounce of sleep". Is it just the application of a random measurement term? Or is there some neat root meaning to it?

It's simply just applying a small unit of measurement to sleeping. You never hear, "a pound of sleep" etc.. It's only supposed to be used when addressing the fact that you haven't had even the smallest amount of sleep.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:59:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
sleeps weighs a dikfer


87 dikfers = 1 henway

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:02:59 PM EST
what weighs more? an ounce of weed or an ounce of sleep?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:11:45 PM EST
Last night I didn't get a Robie of sleep, but tonight I expect to get a whole slinch
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:13:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By xaaronx:
what weighs more? an ounce of weed or an ounce of sleep?

An ounce of guilt
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:14:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By xaaronx:
what weighs more? an ounce of weed or an ounce of sleep?


Very intriguing question you have there especially considering that Weed induces sleep.
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