Date: Apr 30, 2013 2:27 AM
Author: quasi
Subject: Re: the situation is worse than you thought

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.

In the US, a billion equals 1000 million.

Perhaps the bus driver had a UK-based education.