11.18.2006

Tonne

Sometimes I chat with Bruce--he's a Canadian, so he uses British spellings, including "tonne," as in, "I have tonnes of work." It makes it sound so fancy. We simple Americans keep it short--we say "ton". So if I write that "I have tons of work" it really looks as heavy as it sounds. But "tonnes"--come on--that implies white gloves.

2 comments:

Bruce said...

We also write "cheques", not "checks" :D

mj said...

Because your money is fancier :)