Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 12:34:53 -0400
From: Larry Horn
Subject: Re: gazillion

At 7:51 AM -0400 6/16/98, Avi Arditti wrote:
>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/
>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.
Not to mention "googolplex"--1 followed by a googol of zeros, where a
googol is 1 followed by 100 zeros, both dubbings from George Gamow's _One,
Two, Three, Infinity_ (1947). I think "googol" was suggested by his young
son. --Larry