Subject: Re: Integer with base preserved!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 23 Jan 2004 14:50:13 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

  I have been informed that the British have taken up bad habits from
  American English and use «billion» to refer to both «thousand million»
  and «million million» with no other way to distinguish them than to
  think about the values and reject one of the two meanings intuitively.

  This and the Fred Flintstone Units ought to relegate English to the
  garbage dump of history.  Just re-elect George W. Bush and be done
  with it, OK?
Erik Naggum, disillusioned in Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.