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Re: Trivia - Where did the term Kip come from?

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I think kip is short for kilopound.

SEConsultant wrote:

> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
> Structural Engineering Consultant
> (208) 361-5447 E-Fax
>