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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: [PATCH] Change all occurrences of 'flavour' to 'flavor'
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On Friday 08 Aug 2003 17:58, Svein Ove Aas wrote:
> fredag 8. august 2003, 13:04, skrev Adrian Bunk:
> > 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".

One British billion is one million million. An American billion is one
thousand million. The American billion seems to be more widely used than the
British one these days, even in Britain. Of course there is the exchange
rate to take account of too.

--
Ian.

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