[Tagging] weight limit in short tons

Sergio Manzi smz at smz.it
Sun Jan 27 00:07:58 UTC 2019


On 2019-01-27 00:42, Paul Allen wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2019 at 23:28, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com <mailto: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 distinguish
> between them?  The US ton is known as the "short ton" (which the original poster
> 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).
>
> -- 
> Paul
>

I've also always known them as "short ton" and "long ton" and I agree whith your choice, but...

actually "short ton" and "long ton" are the terms used in the U.S., while AFAIK Brits distinguish between "imperial ton" and "cental ton", so maybe we have a problem...

Sergio

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