Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 07:51:10 -0400
From: Avi Arditti
Subject: Re: gazillion

Andrea Vine, Larry Horn, et al --

Intuition kept saying: :Spell it 9gazillion9; it just feels right, I don9t know why.:

Then Reason hit the delete key: :No, fool, that is pronounced 9g /ah/ zillion.9:

Dash that eternal conflict...thanks for setting me straight. Perhaps gazillion will squeeze itself between :gazer: and :gazongas: in the next HDAS. Meanwhile, I am off to ask some folks on the street just how much a gazillion is.

Sad that people don9t use 9googol.9 It9s such a fun existing word.

Andrea: yes, we still use Xerox Globalview (how did you know?) -- but not for much longer. As we speak, crews are preparing to replace our 52-language word processing system with a WindowsNT-based system.