[Bitcoin-development] "bits": Unit of account

Christophe Biocca christophe.biocca at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 19:19:38 UTC 2014

Culturally neutral? "bit" in French phonetically collides with slang
for phallus ("bitte", with a silent "e"). Apparently it means "louse"
in Turkish as well.

Not that this really would be avoidable with any short word (all the
short possible words are usually taken), but it's not neutral.

On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 2:43 PM, Oliver Egginger <bitcoin at olivere.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> just my two 'cents':
> Terms arises by itself. Just as most people speak of coins when they
> mean bitcoins. I do not see that bitcoin is currently in common use
> except for speculation. Therefore no term for smaller units has
> established yet. No problem in my eyes. Time will tell.
> - oliver
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