Well, we tend not to get very hard frosts here; instead we get something like twice the average annual UK rainfall - or some years it seems like it - and the trees all grow at 45 degrees leaning away from the prevailing wind.
Very few people are taller than 5ft 9ins.
And we are living proof that a Devon toe is two inches long; because there are six to the foot. http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c.../devonfoot.jpg
NOT mine I hasten to add.