[Tagging] weight limit in short tons

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 23:42:39 UTC 2019

On Sat, 26 Jan 2019 at 23:28, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> The only problem is the 'ton'.
> I n the USA 2,000 pounds
> In the UK 2,240 pounds.
> Resolving this? units 'ton us' and 'ton uk' ???

Why not use the terms that they are well known by when it is necessary to
between them?  The US ton is known as the "short ton" (which the original
mentioned) and the UK ton is known as the "long ton."  The metric ton is
the "tonne."

Yes, there are other tons around, like the longweight and shortweight tons,
but they
are archaic (as the long and short tons should be).

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