Billions and billions
January 15, 2010 9:07 AM Subscribe
Given that Federal bailout monies are being tossed around to banks like sacks of rice from an aid truck, are there any emergent slang terms for one billion dollars?
posted by Burhanistan to Society & Culture (14 answers total)
For $100, there's Benjamin, C-Note; $1000 has many nicknames like "large" "g", etc. $1 Million has "mil". Googling for "slang for billion" only nets a somewhat obscure British usage of "quid
", but that seems unsatisfactory since 1)quid already refers to Pound, 2)it's not particularly American sounding, 3)billion deserves it's own special lucrative lucre slang term. Are Wall Street, defense contractor, or politician types using one or more accepted slang terms for a billion USD?