Re[2]: British English in _tech writing_

Subject: Re[2]: British English in _tech writing_
From: Chris Hulin <chrish -at- SPIDERNET -dot- COM -dot- CY>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 11:10:03 +0200

<don flame-proof underwear>
<unfurl Union Jack>
I think we Brits have caved in to world-wide American linguisitic
imperialism, and use billion to mean one thousand million. At least the BBC
world service does, and they can be regarded as something of a weather-vane
in that respect.
<furl Union Jack>

Practically speaking, it's difficult to conceive of a million million of
anything (especially in the PC-based software that I deal with!), so the Us
billion is more useful.
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