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Ron Anders19-Aug-23 3:35
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GeneralОбычный или соленый ? Pin
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trønderen19-Aug-23 10:13
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If your are an American (as your profile suggests): You wouldn't believe how often we Europeans (except the British) have to transla4e
'bilions', 'trillions' or 'wahtever-illons' to European illions and illiards. We are so accustomed to translators ignoring the illion difference between English and Germanic languages that if it at all matters, we search up alternate source to get the magnitudes right.

A bigger problem is that most of the public has no clue about magnitudes. Areas are given in 'football fields', and few if any know the size of a football field. How large is an 'olympic swimming pool'? Noone really knows. These are no more than new terms for "big" and "huge". No more exact, no more meaningful.

Unfortunately, even the European public rarely cares to distinguish between billon/milliard: Three magnitudes, who cares? Trillion/billiard - six magnitudes, it is so big anyway that we cannot relate to it.

So when we see '5.4 dollars' we automatically adjust it by 6, 9, 12 decimal places or whatever the context suggests. I must 'admit' (is it an admission?) that first time I read the article, I never noticed the lack of a unit indication; it was supplied mentally, unconsciously.

European misinterpretation or ignorance of US/English use of -illion units is a much bigger problem than the absence of any such unit.
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