Friday, 24 April 2009

Tightfisted Cheapskates

Being a Yorkshireman I'm stereotyped as being careful with my money and I have known a few tightfisted cheapskates, however, I think this headline on the BBC news ticker last night beats them all.

You would think that International Donors would be able to scrape together more than a measly £172.

In fact if you check the full article you will find that they raised £172m. Although being a pedant that is actually an even smaller amount. I hope that what the journalist meant was £172M -- as a symbol m is milli or ×10-3, whereas M is million or ×106.

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