Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 07:57:39AM +0100, Graham wrote:
> On 4 May 2004 at 10:31, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > > 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.
> No, the ex-GB billion is a billion. The US billion is really a thousand million (and is misnamed)
It depends on whether you view the series as geometric or exponential.
By that line of reasoning ("a billion is a million millons") a thousand
should be "a hundred hundreds" = 10,000) and a million should be
100,000,000 "a thousand thousands", where thousand = 10,000).