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

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Kips may be a common term that engineers use - but when talking to the
general public, discussing weight in tons really gets their attention.

Neil Moore, S.E.

>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