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The last remaining peer review comment is that there are too few references for an article of this length. Can any followers of this article, particularly with foreign languages, add further references from reliable sources, please? - Ian — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 7 June 2012
Canada is listed as a country that uses both long and short scale. In 60 years, I've never heard anyone use long scales. The UK is listed as using short scales. Every time I hear a number equal to a billion or more referenced by a UK speaker, they are either using long scale, or clarify by pointing out, for example, that when they say "billion", they mean "a million millions". 2001:569:79B4:900:2D9E:E10D:943A:DEEA (talk) 19:28, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
No, you've never heard a UK speaker use a billion meaning 10^12 because it hasn't happened for 40 years. Please cite an example from the BBC, a newspaper, or the government.TheMathemagician (talk) 13:27, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
In the Maghreb (Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco), the usage follows the French language. Me, a Tunisian citizen, I never used the "trilyoon" for 1012. Probably, it depends on the person's education? Nevertheless, French is the language of business, so we could assume that the French system is the dominant, at least in Tunisia. We will need the confirmation of an Algerian and a Moroccan. As a solution for the problem, I suggest adding these countries to using both section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeekEmad (talk • contribs) 01:06, 15 January 2017 (UTC)