Here's another thing that bugs me: Numbers.
Bonni put in the number:
Now, that used to be known as a billion, i.e. a million million, whereas:
1,000,000,000, which used to be a thousand million, is now called a billion.
Actually, here's how it used to go:
10 - Ten
100 - One Hundred
1,000 - One Thousand
so 10,000 could be broken down to 10 + 000, i.e. Ten Thousand
100,000 = One Hundred Thousand
1,000,000 = One Million
10,000,000 = Ten Million (10 + 000,000)
100,000,000 = One Hundred Million
1,000,000,000 = One Thousand Million
10,000,000,000 = Ten Thousand Million
100,000,000,000 = One Hundred Thousand Million
1,000,000,000,000 = One Billion
There was a pattern. But what happened? When did a billion drop to One Thousandth of it's original value?
It bugs me being confused.