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    Question What is stressometer?

    Could you advise me the meaning of the following sentence. "The modern hens weekend is a fairy tale experience all right - scripted by the Brothers Grimm. On the stressometer, psychologists rate planning a wedding as equally traumatic to moving house and bereavement."
    It appears on the BBC article BBC News - Where did the hen party explosion come from? at 25th paragraph. I can't understand what "all right" and "on the stressometer" mean on the sentence. Your assistance would be highly appreciated.

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    Default Re: What is stressometer?

    It should be "hens' weekend".

    'All right' means 'without question'.

    As a thermometer measures heat and a speedometer measures speed, a stressometer is an imaginary device for measuring stress. The writer has made it up.

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    Default Re: What is stressometer?

    Dear Rover Thank you for your kind advice!

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    Default Re: What is stressometer?

    You're welcome, chebu, but instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

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