innumeracy increases unemployment

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« on: 11/11/2009 12:19:38 »
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« Reply #1 on: 11/11/2009 14:07:37 »
Geeze!!! Does this mean we will be unemployed several times over? Can I claim benefit for all the times I am unemployed.

Think I'm on to a winner here.
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« Reply #2 on: 11/11/2009 18:19:20 »
Make that 2.5 billion and one ex-ITN caption writer.

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« Reply #3 on: 12/11/2009 07:30:42 »
I think it's time for the UK to acknowledge the fact that their colonies all across the world are independent now...
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« Reply #4 on: 12/11/2009 16:13:14 »
NO! NO NIZZLE!

THE SUN WILL NEVER SET!
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« Reply #5 on: 01/12/2009 03:11:46 »
Yet another news agency can't tell billion from million ...
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[Tiger Woods] whose personal fortune is estimated at $1 billion (608,294 pounds)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN3051777520091201

A billion US dollars is about 600,000,000 pounds, not "608,294 pounds".
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« Reply #6 on: 01/12/2009 07:01:12 »
Ahem. In the UK, a billion used to be 1,000,000,000,000. Did the EEC nick three zeros?
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« Reply #7 on: 01/12/2009 07:42:20 »
a billion used to be 1,000,000,000,000

Tiger may be loaded*, but even Bill Gate$ doesn't have a million million bucks.

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