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Re: Billion #105763
06/18/03 12:31 AM
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I rest our case.


What case? You don't think I ever actually use the awful, pretentiously silly-sounding "milliard" do you?


Re: Billion #105764
06/18/03 12:57 AM
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No, you say thousand million. I thgought we were arguing about what a billion meant. BTW, do you have a thousand billion between billion and trillion? Is there a corresponding awful, pretentious silly sounding billiard?


Re: Billious #105765
06/18/03 01:06 AM
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you mean I was manipulated to say clever and witty word plays?<giant asterisk, whatever that means>



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Re: Billious #105766
06/18/03 01:08 AM
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and I'm ignoring the obvious pool cues... for fear that it wouldn't really be me who says it, just some fabrication from someone else's mind coming out of mine through manipulation....



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Re: Billion #105767
06/18/03 01:16 AM
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>No, you say thousand million.


No, I don't - I say a billion. The US won that war long ago. As for a billiard, I'm not sure. I don't know how to break this to tou, but I think your question was poorly framed. Unlike etaoin, I can take a cue, and since I'm now totally cornered, will chalk this one up to experience.


Re: Billion #105768
06/18/03 01:50 AM
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Do you think Bill Gates would be any more popular if he were only a millionaire (times sixty thousand, or whatever)?


Re: Billion #105769
06/18/03 11:26 AM
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Who wants the bother of a country estate?

A country estate is something I'd hate!



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