Am I over-reacting? I can’t understand how the word “ton” has gotten into our vocabulary.
We are going to have a “ton” of snow, a “ton” of rain, or a “ton” of sunshine. We used a “ton” of water to water our lawn. We have lost a “ton” of cash or a “ton” of money in the stock market. It costs a “ton” of money to buy gas or groceries with this high inflation. The last time I checked the dictionary, a “ton” was a unit of weight equal to 2000 pounds.
People are using the word without thinking about what they are saying.
Carlos S. Smith, Sandy