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Posted by David FG on April 25, 2010 at 15:20

In Reply to: £100 posted by Susie on April 25, 2010 at 11:06:

: Why do people say a ton when they mean £100?

In British usage 'a ton' can mean 100 of anything - so travelling at 100mph is often referred to as 'doing a ton'.

This doesn't help much, as I have no idea why.