Re: Large numbers, Brit and Yank style

Subject: Re: Large numbers, Brit and Yank style
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 03:36:25 -0800

>In older British usage, a billion was sometimes a million million
>rather than a thousand million. Is that still true?

I couldn't say how recently, but at least pretty recently I've heard BBC
news readers use "thousand million." ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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