Subject RE: [ib-support] [OT] Billion - can we stop?
Author Martijn Tonies
All things considered, can we conclude that the inhabitants of the USA are
terrible wrong here? :)

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird

> 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!

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