Subject Re: [ib-support] [OT] Billion
Author Paul Reeves
"Robert F. Tulloch" wrote:
> Checked a dictionary. English enlglish same as rest of Europe. Only
> USA english different.

Except that British usage of billion now consistently conforms to the American
usage. The dictionaries are behind the times on that. And we all know that
English is defined by usage, not by committee nor by dictionary. So a billion
in English is one thousand million, not one million million. You really can't
argue with common usage.


Paul Reeves
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