Here is a bit of trivia:
Where did the term Kip come from?
How about the term "Ton"?
I'm sure I don't have to provide the answer as most will figure it out. I'm
sitting here watching a movie where the engineer is talking about tons in
terms of weight and pressure. I thought it was unusual to hear an engineer
talk about tons when Kips is our common term. Just got me to thinking about
where the term came from.
Dennis S. Wish, PE
Structural Engineering Consultant
(208) 361-5447 E-Fax