Subject: Re: [ bsdgames: number claims English
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
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
afford it."

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