Thursday, April 27, 2006

billion with a b

Remember when it was fashionable to use the phrase "billion with a b"? The intent was to avoid the misconception that the speaker had a head cold and was really saying 'million,' but due to sinus congestion, it came out sounding more like 'billion.'

Now that Americans are used to seeing the word billion without batting an eye, what's next?

"trillion with a TR"?


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