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

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Since Metric & Imperial units are arch enemies, I would disagree with every 
one who said kip=killo pound.

I believe the K stands for 1000, hence 1000 pounds=1K Pounds.
To make the pronunciation more convenient, the "i" was added.
So, we say "kip" instead of "Kay Pee". :-)

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.