What news reporters say when they are discussing dollar amounts in the billions, in order that their slack-jawed redneck viewers don't confuse the word billion for the word million.
News Lady: According to recent reports, the total cost of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico may exceed 50 billion dollars...

Redneck Viewer: Oh lordie Jesus, 50 million dollars is a whole lotta money. I could but what 4000 cases of beer wit all that

News Lady:.......That's Billion with a B

Redneck Viewer: <speechless>
by Concerned Pedestrian May 17, 2011

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