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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: [PATCH] Change all occurrences of 'flavour' to 'flavor'
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fredag 8. august 2003, 13:04, skrev Adrian Bunk:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 09:15:30AM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 08 2003, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> > > I know it wasn't purely cosmetic but i just wish we could use the
> > > proper spelling instead of US English. No i'm not trolling.
> >
> > You might want to be, but you are ;)
> >
> > US English is clearly more optimized.
>
> E.g. you need less than 1/1000 of the money you need for one billion
> (UK English) English pounds for one billion (US English) dollars.
>
> OTOH, it sounds funny that the USA are indebted with several trillion
> (US English) dollars.

How so?

In Norwegian you'd be right; we have "Million - Milliard - Billion - Billiard"
and so forth.

But UK English? How does that work?
I'm having difficulties imagining you saying "one milliard pounds".

- - Svein Ove Aas
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