[Tagging] weight limit in short tons

Sergio Manzi smz at smz.it
Sun Jan 27 00:48:24 UTC 2019


... but now I have a doubt... I don't find any referenece... have I been pranked? :-/


On 2019-01-27 01:45, Sergio Manzi wrote:
> On 2019-01-27 01:32, Paul Allen wrote:
>> I have no idea what a "cental ton" is.  Should I drink more covfefe?
>>
> Aahahhahahh! :-) Nice, and I had quite a similar reaction when I first heard about it (by an English gentleman): /"cental" /from the Latin "centum" (one hundred), because the US short ton is 4 hundredweight of 100 lb, while the long ton is 112 lb 8 stones).
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> Sergio
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