Master Gunner wrote:Since you have the "long ton" used in the UK, which is 1016Kg; but then you have the "short ton" used in the US and often in Canada, which is only 907Kg, or 2000 pounds (see the Christmas shopping video where Graham explicitly states a ton to be 2000 pounds). The Metric Ton is exactly 1000Kg, and falls right between the two.
Since the Long Ton is rarely used in Canada, and the crew is Canadian, when they use the terms "ton" (in comparison to the metric ton), it will almost always be referring to the smaller short ton that they use in America.
I'm fully aware of this. It's just that it's becoming a common phrase In England as well as the US and Canada, which makes no sense. Especially since I don't think most people over here would realise that there is a kind of ton smaller than the tonne. I guess it's just some phrase which people have picked up from Americans and never actually thought about, but it does me good to have a rant about stuff like this from time to time.
Oh, by the way, the video was awesome.
Kag wrote:I didn't even realize it was Yahtzee until I saw other people's surprise in this thread. Obviously I'm blind.
Blindness isn't generally considered a hindrance when detecting the presence of someone who only appears as a voice-over artist.