Subject: Re: Trivia - Where did the term Kip come from?
From: "L. Thomas Bayne" <tom(--nospam--at)soilsengineering.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 07:53:39 -0800
How about a derivation of two words: Kilo and Pound?
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From: "SEConsultant" <seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 12:40 AM
Subject: Trivia - Where did the term Kip come from?
> 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.
> 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
> where the term came from.
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
> Structural Engineering Consultant
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