On 4/30/2013 4:32 AM, quasi wrote: > Martin Brown wrote: >> quasi wrote: >>> RichD wrote: >>> >>>> Yesterday, I was on a college shuttle bus. The driver >>>> was telling a passenger about the alumni donors, that >>>> you have to give a billion $ to get your name on a >>>> monument; "Do you know how much is a billion? >>>> It's about a hundred million" >>>> >>>> Are bus drivers allowed to vote? This explains much. >>> >>> In the UK, a billion _is_ equal to 100 million. >> >> Utter rubbish - that is something daft we tell stupid >> Americans. > > Actually, it seems that we Americans (stupid or not) have > managed to get the UK to change _their_ usage (at least > officially) to match ours.
Now if we could only get the world to agree on numerical usage of the period and comma.