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Old 31/10/2017, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Why do SAMP players say "kk" for million?

Why do many SAMP players use "kk" or a thousand thousands when they mean million? Normally I'd say "the house costs 7M" instead of "7kk". Is this specific to some languages, and would those speakers say kk in other contexts too?
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Old 31/10/2017, 09:12 AM   #2
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Who says that?
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Old 31/10/2017, 09:38 AM   #3
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This is the first time I'm seeing this.
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Old 31/10/2017, 09:43 AM   #4
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@up most of gamers.
I live in Poland and almost every gamer uses the "kilo-notation".
1k = 1000
1kk = 1 000 000
1kkk = 1 000 000 000
1M is very rarely used. The reason? Maybe because the "kilo" is bound to "kilogram" which is one of the most popular units in All countries. Also there are differences between short notation and long notation so when writing 1kkk everybody knows exactly how much you meant to say.
In short notation a "billion" (10^9) is named like 10^12 (also billion) in long scale. Isn't it easier to write 1kkk?
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Old 31/10/2017, 09:48 AM   #5
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This is the first time I'm seeing this.
^^ same here
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Old 31/10/2017, 11:51 AM   #6
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I've never called millions "kk". What I always used, e.g 1k = 1000, 10k = 10000, 100k = 100000. When it reaches one million or more, it's always "x mil", not "kk".
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Old 31/10/2017, 11:53 AM   #7
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Old 31/10/2017, 12:30 PM   #8
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because they are too dumb to realize what does the word "kilo" in "kilogram" or "mega" in "megabyte" mean
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Old 31/10/2017, 12:30 PM   #9
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I can accept RazzorFlame's explanation. Although a billion is too much money and rarely enters the conversation.

I played on International Trucking, mostly with various southern slavic peoples and later spanish speakers during night time, and most of them used this abbreviation. I guessed what it meant from the context.
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Old 31/10/2017, 12:39 PM   #10
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In Romania only "kk" is used ��
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