# Which is correct tonne or ton?

## Which is correct tonne or ton?

Although they sound the same and both refer to a unit of mass, there is a difference between the words ‘ton’ and ‘tonne’ beyond just spelling: A ton is an imperial unit of mass equivalent to 1,016.047 kg or 2,240 lbs. A tonne is a metric unit of mass equivalent to 1,000 kg or 2,204.6 lbs.

### How do you spell ton in the UK?

Both “ton” and “tonne” are units of weight, but a “ton” is a British and American measure, while a “tonne” is a metric measure. A “tonne” is equal to 1,000 kg.

#### Which is heavier ton or tonne?

1 tonne is the standard worldwide metric weight for 1000kgs. 1 ton is the word predominantly used in the USA and equals 2000lbs (approx. 907kg) 1 tonne is about 93 kilos heavier than 1 US ton.

What is higher than a ton?

In the U.S., weight is measured in three units: ounces, pounds, and tons. An ounce is the smallest unit for measuring weight, a pound is the larger unit, and a ton is the largest unit.

What is a ton in slang?

Ton is Cockney slang for 100. A ton can mean £100 but it is also used to indicate 100 miles an hour. Example: “He did the ton down at Boxhill last Sunday”.

## Why is money called Lolly?

Whatever, kibosh meant a shilling and sixpence (1/6). Like so much slang, kibosh trips off the tongue easily and amusingly, which would encourage the extension of its use from prison term to money. lolly = money. More popular in the 1960s than today.

### Why is drum slang for House?

This use got extended to any cylindrical box or receptacle in the early 19th century (such as fruit drums or cod drums). Since these containers were often stuffed with food, etc, drum came to be a slang term for a crowded street, a crowded building, and eventually a lodging or house.

#### What is cockney rhyming slang for home?

Rat and Mouse

What is cockney rhyming slang for head?

Loaf of Bread is Cockney slang for Head.

What does Filbert mean in Cockney?

nut

## What is cockney rhyming slang for brother?

Manhole Cover

### What is cockney rhyming slang for money?

The most widely recognised Cockney rhyming slang terms for money include ‘pony’ which is £25, a ‘ton’ is £100 and a ‘monkey’, which equals £500. Also used regularly is a ‘score’ which is £20, a ‘bullseye’ is £50, a ‘grand’ is £1,000 and a ‘deep sea diver’ which is £5 (a fiver).