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

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     I remember a book by A.O. Asplund that used units of Ponds (not pounds)
and was in the form of megaponds.  Seems like he was from Norway or Finland.

Greg


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From: L. Thomas Bayne <tom(--nospam--at)soilsengineering.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: Trivia - Where did the term Kip come from?


>How about a derivation of two words: Kilo and Pound?
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>From: "SEConsultant" <seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
>To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 12:40 AM
>Subject: Trivia - Where did the term Kip come from?
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>> Here is a bit of trivia:
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>> Where did the term Kip come from?
>> How about the term "Ton"?
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>> 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.
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>> Regards,
>> Dennis S. Wish, PE
>> Structural Engineering Consultant
>> (208) 361-5447 E-Fax
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