Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Guess they aren't worried about terrorists angry, lost tourists in jets

Dubai tower to rise 1km into the sky.


I heard Chris O'Donnell, the Australian chief executive of the building company, interviewed on radio yesterday.

Must jar some of their faces having to say "Chris(topher)".


Skeeter said...

"2,50,000" and "1,00,000" jumped out at me in the ET article. Are these weird numbers typos?...or are they examples of some strange numbering convention used in India?

Minicapt said...

They have unique terms for several numbers, sometimes when used in certain ways. See, for some: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh
"In India, the first comma appears after three places, but after every two places thereafter.
Examples of the Indian comma system: 12,12,12,123 5,05,000 7,00,00,00,000.
The same examples in the Western system: 121,212,123 505,000 7,000,000,000"