Subject Re: [ib-support] [OT] Billion
> The Collins English Dictionary has "milliard" for 10^9 but, surprisingly, under "billiard" it has only an entry in the plural, describing that weird game where Irishmen use broomsticks to poke little coloured balls all over a green table, with little pockets to stop the balls rolling off the corners and sides and falling on the floor. ;-)

Mine has the same, but I note under "Billion" that it was
taken from the french and refers to "Bi" "Millon" i.e. two
millions - hence Million,Million. Tillion is similarly
defined as three millions!

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services