Subject: Re: [email@example.com: bsdgames: number claims English
To: Bill Studenmund <wrstuden@NetBSD.org>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/13/2003 15:16:32
Thus spake Bill Studenmund ("BS> ") sometime Today...
BS> Also, from looking in my dictionaries (both a 30 year old Webster's
BS> Dictionary and the Webster's on-line dictionary), "Billion" came from
BS> French. In French it is a thousand millions, which matches the American
BS> English usage. So who then is historically correct? ;-)
That's interesting since last I looked at French, a thousand millions
was a "milliard".
BS> I tried looking it up in the OED, but they want $30/month. :-|
Ah yes. "Information is free as in speech, available to those who can
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