Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb
On Wed, 05 May 2004 19:46, William Ballard wrote:
> Would Brits feel that this is how we should count:
> ^thou mill
> ^thou bill
> ^mill bill
> One trillion, two hundred twenty two million billion, three hundred
> thirty three thousand billion, four hundred forty four billion, five
> hundred fifty five thousand million, six hundred sixty six million,
> seven hundred seventy seven thousand, eight hundred eighty eight.
> Have I got the philosophy correct?
> Sorry for the OT-ness, but I find this fascinating.
No, no, a thousand (million?) times no!
One thousand two hundred and twenty-two trillion, three hundred and
thity-three thousand four hundred and forty-four billion, five hundred and
fifty-five thousand six hundred and sixty-six million, seven hundred and
seventy-seven thousand, eight hundred and eighty-eight.
A million = 10^6
A billion = 10^12
A trillion = 10^18
And so on