Subject: Re: Trivia - Where did the term Kip come from?
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 16:46:44 EST
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.