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)."
@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.
@Joshi I'm very well aware :D
@maloki Same in French :3
@maloki we should really just use SI unit quantifiers :3
like, there are roughly 7.5 Giga humans on the planet.
English is the worst
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