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

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 08:08:26PM +1200, cr wrote:
> To me, the English way makes more sense simply because:
> 1 billion = 1 million million   (two of 'em - 'bi')
> 1 trillion = 1 million million million   (three of 'em - 'tri')
> 1 quadrillion =1 million million million million  (four of 'em - 'quad')
> and so on - 

What does million mean?

I guess American counts the # of commas away from thousands, because we 
are thousand-centric (3 digit grouping): billion = 2nd group of digits 
away from commas, trillion = 3rd group.

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