[DML] Re: JZD Was Brilliant!
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Even if common usage differs from precise word derivation or meaning, if you want to be understood, use the common convention.

Everyone knows what 100K means. Nobody wants to pay $100M for a $100K house.

My favorite is "plastic." Nobody knows what a "polymer cup" is, but everyone knows what a "plastic cup" is.

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@...> wrote:
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> Kilo, mega, giga, mille, centi etc all derive from latin or greek and are international SI prefixes laid down centuries ago
> 
> Martin
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> Sent from my BlackBerry®
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: gmfm1@...
> Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:32:26 
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: JZD Was Brilliant!
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> Thanks for the explanation, but we are not on a metric system. The Roman Numerals are much closer to our system then metrics.
> 
> Gary Masie
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Lucas 
> Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:48 pm
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: JZD Was Brilliant!
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> > 
> > On Mar 15, 2012, at 3:33 PM, gmfm1@... wrote:
> > 
> > > The Roman Numeral "M" equals 1,000. 100M is 100,000. Why they 
> > use "K" for thousand, I do not understand.
> > 
> > They aren't roman numerals, they are metric prefixes. K = 
> > "kilo" = 1000. M = "mega" = 1,000,000 G = "giga", as in 
> > Jigawatts". :-)
> > 
> > --Pete Lucas
> > VIN #06703
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