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Old 12-30-2015, 12:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
The arbitrary references to half-ton, three-quarter and one-ton as cargo capacity ratings for pick-up trucks might also lead to some confusion. But since the metric system is not so widely used back there, it would make more sense to indicate the weight limit not just in the metric standard but also in the imperial.
"Ton" is imperial; "tonne" is metric. Americans commonly refer to weight in tons, and most bridge weight limits are indicated in tons. Edit: This lady had no excuse. Most people here learn what a "ton" is in elementary school.

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