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Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb



Tom Furie <tom@lamont.cysoft.net> writes:

> On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 12:21:14AM -0700, William Ballard wrote:
>
>> One of the more unusual things I learned taking the American->British 
>> test was Trillion (GB) = Billion (American).  Anyway, Paul, I think 
>
> Shouldn't that be the other way round?  Although I think I remember the
> British billion being brought in line with the American billion a few
> years ago, or it could be that I've got it back to front.
>
> To check:
> billion(US) = 1,000,000,000 (one thousand million)
> billion(ex-GB) = 1,000,000,000,000 (one million million)

Ah, I see...the ex-GB billion is a trillion.

-- 
Paul Johnson
<baloo@ursine.ca>
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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