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Old 03-07-2008, 05:51 AM   #1
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Tonnes or tons ?

"My car ways a ton, two cares weights 2 tonnes"

Is that really the correct term ?

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Old 03-07-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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Depends on where you are I guess...here it's "tons" as far as I know..
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:58 AM   #3
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So "1 tonne 2 tonnes" is brittish and "1 ton and 2 tons" is the american way ?

Kinda like color and colour?
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:04 AM   #4
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So "1 tonne 2 tonnes" is brittish and "1 ton and 2 tons" is the american way ?

Kinda like color and colour?
Yeah, forget the British way
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:07 AM   #5
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"he'll save the children but not the brittish children"

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:47 AM   #6
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Tons and tonnes are two very different weights; tons is imperial, tonnes is metric. A metric tonne weighs 1000kg, whereas an imperial ton varies in weight. The imperial ton is largely obsolete now, so remember that -ne boys and girls
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:20 AM   #7
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And let's not make the distinction between "American" and "British" English.

The truth is, every single English-speaking country in the world uses the same form of English, except the United States of America. You have Noah Webster and his nutty "language reforms" to thank for that.

American English is the exception, not the rule.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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yeah, i always find it funny when americans say that british people talk funny :P

also, anyone else find it weird to think about the fact that america was founded by actual brits being cocky, killing the natives? :P

and even weirder, america is really really young... like REALLY young... and yet they are the "supahpowah big brutha of teh wooorld!"... how the hell did they grow so fast, and so MUCH? :P

and another observation, is that british people eat really really greasy and fatty-ass foods... what other country is known for that?

hmmm! :P

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:29 AM   #9
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And let's not make the distinction between "American" and "British" English.

The truth is, every single English-speaking country in the world uses the same form of English, except the United States of America. You have Noah Webster and his nutty "language reforms" to thank for that.

American English is the exception, not the rule.


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Old 03-07-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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and another observation, is that british people eat really really greasy and fatty-ass foods... what other country is known for that?
No, i think the stereotype about British cuisine is that everything is boiled into the same incomprehensible, soggy, bland mush.
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and another observation, is that british people eat really really greasy and fatty-ass foods... what other country is known for that?

hmmm! :P
The brits?!

Yanks, methinks.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:57 PM   #12
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The brits?!

Yanks, methinks.
if i remember right, it was actually in Scotland (and not the American South, amazingly), where the deep-fried Twinkie was invented
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:04 PM   #13
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"he'll save the children but not the brittish children"
I heard that... ............ had, like... 30 goddamn dicks.

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"My car ways a ton, two cares weights 2 tonnes"

Is that really the correct term ?
1 ton = 2000 lbs. (907.194 kg)

1 tonne (or metric/long ton/tonne) = 2204.6 lbs. (1000 kg)

When you see power-to-weight ratios as xxx bhp/ton, it's almost always the 1000 kg. version as that's the European convension.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:49 PM   #15
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Simply calling it megagram when the units were named would have spared us some confusion, it seems.

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Simply calling it megagram when the units were named would have spared us some confusion, it seems.
No, that would have made life too simple, they wanted to cause confusion

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No, that would have made life too simple, they wanted to cause confusion
Because clearly, inches, feet, yards and miles weren't already ....ing nutty enough as is
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It's about time that the united states switch to the metric system.
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No, that would have made life too simple, they wanted to cause confusion
Well, calling it a Megagram would be correct if you want to adhere to SI units, but it essentially boils down to semantics as they're both the same in terms of mass
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if i remember right, it was actually in Scotland (and not the American South, amazingly), where the deep-fried Twinkie was invented
Impossible, since you can't get them here.


What the hell is a twinkie?
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Because clearly, inches, feet, yards and miles weren't already ....ing nutty enough as is


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Impossible, since you can't get them here.


What the hell is a twinkie?
gah, you're right. i was thinking of this: Deep-fried Mars Bar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Impossible, since you can't get them here.


What the hell is a twinkie?


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if i remember right, it was actually in Scotland (and not the American South, amazingly), where the deep-fried Twinkie was invented
They invented the deep fried Mars bar. I dont think they have twinkies there.


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One day, when I'm feeling especially lean... I want to try one of these deep-fried Mars bars
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