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No wonder people don't really know how much a billion is... When we have stuff like this lurking:

"The old UK meaning of a billion was a million million, or one followed by twelve noughts (1,000,000,000,000). The USA meaning of a billion is a thousand million, or one followed by nine noughts (1,000,000,000)."

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In Swedish we still use this meaning Biljon.

We use miljard (milliard) to denote what is now called billion.

English, stop changing meanings of shit..

@maloki it wouldn't be English if it wasn't confusing, contradictory, and able to be used in at least two different ways in the same context.

@maloki this applies to both American English and British English, because of course the word "English" has to be a self-demonstrating example of this baloney.

@maloki reminds me of the Tonne, US Ton and the Imperial Ton.

I once had a meeting where all three where used interchangeably by different international partners and I had to stop everyone on the call and convert mass to kg just so everyone was on the same page.

@maloki we should really just use SI unit quantifiers :3
like, there are roughly 7.5 Giga humans on the planet.

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