RE: billions and billions of stars.... was: Re: Another easter egg in gnome-something...
even stranger: It looks like the german way too! And /everybody/ knows
that the french and the germans like each others even less than the french
like the british or the brits like the germans or the dutch like the
belgians or the italians like the romans or, uhm, well, we europeans
seem to have a long history of likeing one neighbour even less than the
other one :-) At least in counting and currency we are united ... well,
except the UK, Denmark, Malta and ...
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> Subject: Re: billions and billions of stars.... was: Re: Another easter
> egg in gnome-something...
> > Since this starts to look like a language lesson here is the Swedish
> > words - which also follows the Brittish way.
> Ok, let's go for the French way.
> 10^3 mille
> 10^6 million
> 10^9 milliard
> 10^12 billion
> 10^15 billiard (not sure about it)
> 10^18 trillion
> Looks like the British way (which it's strange because everybody knows
> GB and France like to have different ways :)
> ( you may want to look at http://www.mcn.net/~jimloy/billion.html )
> Benoît Sibaud
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