You keep arguing enough... is it tin or teen?
I think it's 'tin', after all, it's spelled that way.
I think it's 'teen' because you have to hold the long vowel.
LIES AND MORE LIES! None of you know how to imitate the sound of dolphins when they have just found a fossilised egg on the sea floor!
Why use tin to make tin cans?
Well, tin cans aren't made from tin. They're made from a bare imitation. Or should I say imi-TIN-tion?
That's not even funny. Let's fire Mr. Descriptor and get down to business trying to explain what it means.
Tin's atomic symbol
is 'Sn'. It stands for Senseless Nectarines. The Senseless Nectarines were a group of amateur geologists in the 1820s who discovered tin. Therefore, they decided to put their names on the element. They were originally going to call it Thiselementwasdiscoveredbycharlespaulandwhatsthatotherguysnamefromthesenselessnectarinesium, but this was deemed 'too long' (as well as discriminating against the other man, because nobody could remember his name), so they put their abbreviation 'Sn' on it, in an attempt to confuse future science students.
The great rivalry of tin vs. lead
Lead hates tin, and just wants to use its poison to kill tin. But then tin pointed out that it's a metal, and therefore will not be affected by poison (unless it eats away at the bugs). Tin, meanwhile, believes in nonviolence. Sort of like a Mahatma Gandhi of the elements.