Talk:Automobile manufacturer Toyota triples annual loss prediction

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I have seen this word used in a few articles, prior to publishing: 'milliard'. I never heard of this word prior to a few articles in the past 24 hours or so. When reviewing, and looking at listed sources, I often found that this word is used in place of billion, or million. I am not sure exactly what milliard means elsewhere, but I think if we are going to stick to international standards, we should use the proper terms, such as hundred, thousand, million, billion, etc and so on. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:59, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Actually, a "milliard" is the same thing as a "billion" on the short scale. (See Wikipedia:Milliard and Wikipedia:Long and short scales.) I generally use the long scale, but since the short scale is more commonly used nowadays, I probably should have used it instead. Sorry for the confusion.  ♪TempoDiValse♪  19:11, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


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