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Words for numbers; the language of numbers.

This just in: Donald Rumsfeld gave the president his daily briefing this morning.  He began by saying: "Mr. President, yesterday three Brazilian soldiers were killed."

"OH NO!" the president exclaimed.  "My God! Thatís terrible!"  His staff was stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the president sat, head in hands.

Finally, the president looked up and asked, "How many is a brazillion?"

 

Contents of this section:

Millions and Billions and Zillions

You can read the stuff I wrote, below, or if your finger is itching, click some of the boxes along the left margin.  One box, which I created on 4/14/99, is called Mil-Bil-Zillions.  It gives a comparison of the American and British ways of saying large numbers in English.

 

Internet references

Urban Dictionary: pietrisycamollaviadelrechiotemexity, a neologism. 

Related pages in this website

Graeme's Math Help sub-web.

Neologism - a newly coined word, which just means a made-up word that might or might not catch on.