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(BBC)   BBC reports the death toll in the Syrian conflict to be in the hundreds of billions   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 35
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2013-07-25 03:56:34 PM  
Is this a Dr. Who joke? I never get those.
 
2013-07-25 04:10:39 PM  
I don't get it.

Is it some jab at the different meaning of "billion" in the UK?
 
2013-07-25 04:11:01 PM  

Triumph: Is this a Dr. Who joke? I never get those.


I imagine they put 100,000 thousand or something silly.
 
2013-07-25 04:11:17 PM  
I think Subby means they killed a Brazilian, but I didn't see any mention of the nationality of the dead in the article.
 
2013-07-25 04:11:27 PM  
Of people, or dollars?
 
2013-07-25 04:12:19 PM  
It's gotta be the extra comma after the rightmost zero

 FTFA headline  100,000,
 
2013-07-25 04:12:27 PM  
Is than an inflation-adjusted death toll?
 
2013-07-25 04:14:22 PM  
Sure it wasn't CNN?
 
2013-07-25 04:15:33 PM  

Strik3r: It's gotta be the extra comma after the rightmost zero

 FTFA headline  100,000,


Ok, I think I get the joke now.  But #1, that headline is grammatically correct.  The first comma is a seperator in the number, the net is a correct pause in the sentence.

In any case, that number would still only be 100 Million.
 
2013-07-25 04:16:47 PM  
.....so some people add six zeros when they see a comma? I can see the lame attempt at humor if it said 100 million.
 
2013-07-25 04:16:47 PM  

brantgoose: I think Subby means they killed a Brazilian, but I didn't see any mention of the nationality of the dead in the article.


Do not kill the Brazilian..

www.jetsetlife.tv
 
2013-07-25 04:17:41 PM  
Was it as if they suddenly cried out at once and were silenced?
 
2013-07-25 04:17:54 PM  
Seen fleeing the scene:
213.143.20.84
 
2013-07-25 04:19:50 PM  
They died travelling 17 times the speed of light.
 
2013-07-25 04:25:05 PM  
Has the number gone up yet?
 
2013-07-25 04:30:47 PM  
Luckily they're all evil Muslin cannibals
 
2013-07-25 04:34:48 PM  
Has anyone figured this out yet?
 
2013-07-25 04:35:38 PM  
who cares, they're just mooslims
 
2013-07-25 04:36:58 PM  

Dragonflew: Has anyone figured this out yet?


I imagine the headline in the article said "100,000 thousand" before they fixed it.
 
2013-07-25 04:53:55 PM  
Heh. If only.
 
2013-07-25 04:57:51 PM  
Are there a lot of oil fields in Syria? This is important.
 
2013-07-25 05:02:13 PM  

durbnpoisn: Strik3r: It's gotta be the extra comma after the rightmost zero

 FTFA headline  100,000,

Ok, I think I get the joke now.  But #1, that headline is grammatically correct.  The first comma is a seperator in the number, the net is a correct pause in the sentence.

In any case, that number would still only be 100 Million.


Yeah, but isn't/wasn't 1,000,000 in British English called "a billion"?
 
2013-07-25 05:09:45 PM  

downstairs: durbnpoisn: Strik3r: It's gotta be the extra comma after the rightmost zero

 FTFA headline  100,000,

Ok, I think I get the joke now.  But #1, that headline is grammatically correct.  The first comma is a seperator in the number, the net is a correct pause in the sentence.

In any case, that number would still only be 100 Million.

Yeah, but isn't/wasn't 1,000,000 in British English called "a billion"?


Brits don't have billions, no point as they don't like money as much as US Americans.
 
2013-07-25 05:10:46 PM  

YoOjo: Has the number gone up yet?


CNN is reporting that Assad just blew up Aldaraan.
 
2013-07-25 05:15:00 PM  
did they hire the guys from KTVU to check the numbers?
 
2013-07-25 05:25:37 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Are there a lot of oil fields in Syria? This is important.


Nope. Enough to matter locally, no where near enough to matter globally.  This is a Proxy War, not an Oil War.
 
2013-07-25 05:28:35 PM  

downstairs: durbnpoisn: Strik3r: It's gotta be the extra comma after the rightmost zero

 FTFA headline  100,000,

Ok, I think I get the joke now.  But #1, that headline is grammatically correct.  The first comma is a seperator in the number, the net is a correct pause in the sentence.

In any case, that number would still only be 100 Million.

Yeah, but isn't/wasn't 1,000,000 in British English called "a billion"?


Nope, million. 1000 million (US billion) was a milliard. Then billion, billiard, etc

I.e, you only changed the prefix every million x, as opposed to every 1000x.
 
2013-07-25 05:29:03 PM  

YoOjo: downstairs: durbnpoisn: Strik3r: It's gotta be the extra comma after the rightmost zero

 FTFA headline  100,000,

Ok, I think I get the joke now.  But #1, that headline is grammatically correct.  The first comma is a seperator in the number, the net is a correct pause in the sentence.

In any case, that number would still only be 100 Million.

Yeah, but isn't/wasn't 1,000,000 in British English called "a billion"?

Brits don't have billions, no point as they don't like money as much as US Americans.


Heh.
studentthinktank.eu
 
2013-07-25 05:41:26 PM  

hardinparamedic: YoOjo: Has the number gone up yet?

CNN is reporting that Assad just blew up Aldaraan.


UPDATE

All known life, anywhere, real or imagined, destroyed.
 
2013-07-25 05:43:18 PM  
I don't get it. The headline is fine.
 
2013-07-25 06:33:20 PM  
 
2013-07-25 07:32:08 PM  
What I want to know is why has the UN chief been banned?
 
2013-07-25 08:35:40 PM  

The Muthaship: Sure it wasn't CNN?


Them it would be billions dead, trillions injured.
 
2013-07-26 12:57:39 AM  

Gyrfalcon: The Muthaship: Sure it wasn't CNN?

Them it would be billions dead, trillions injured.


Billions dead, trillions injured, reports of glock or AK-47 involvement
 
2013-07-26 04:18:07 AM  
This thread is a great indication to how much the world gives a fark.
 
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