Here's another thing that bugs me: Numbers.

Bonni put in the number:

1,000,000,000,000.

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

etc.

There was a pattern. But what happened? When did a billion drop to One Thousandth of it's original value?

I'm confused.

It bugs me being confused.

S