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What does the "K" stand for.....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thatK30guy, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    When its used behind dollar numbers or such, like $50K?

    I know it means "thousand" but what is the actual term for the letter? Is it Latin for thousand or what? :dunno:
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    there is a greek word that resembles kilo (phonetically) that means thousand

    edit: behold the powers of google

    χίλιοι or khilioi
     
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    it means kilo wich means thousand
     
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    :saweet: :bow: You guys rock!
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Ok what about lbs.
     
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    pounds?
     
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    I know that but how do You get lbs from pounds??????
     
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    From pounding liberals?
     
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    The word “pound” comes from the Latin word pendere, meaning “to weigh”. The Latin word libra means “scales, balances" and it also describes a Roman unit of mass similar to a pound. This is the origin of the abbreviation “lb” or “#” for the pound.
     
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    duh
    dumbass
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok, how about oz. from ounces? Where the **** does the Z fit in?
     
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    OK I got You to look it up for Me while I ate dinner, so who's the dumbass now:D :haha:
     
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    touche
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    :haha: :bow: :haha: :bow: :haha: :bow:

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    who kares? :p:
     
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    I hate to ask but.... WTF is this
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