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15th Nov '17 7:58:04 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', France's sale notice for the Louisiana territory describes its size as "approx. 34 hillion jillion acres."
16th Sep '17 11:33:19 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** "Seventy" ("septante") has only some rare regional use outside of France. Usually, it's "sixty-ten" ("soixante-dix").
*** Though it's useful to know that only the french use "soixante-dix (70), quatre-vingts (80), quatre-vingts dix (90)" and the rest of french speaking people (Swiss, Belgians and Québecois) use "septante (70), huitante (80), nonante (90)"
** "Eighty" ("octante") is even rarer; the standard French term for 80 is "four-twenties" ("quatre-vingts"). This is comparable to the slightly dated English term "four score".
** "Ninety" ("nonante") is as rare as "seventy" ("septante"). 90, bizarrely, would be "four-twenty-ten" ("quatre-vingt-dix").

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** "Seventy" ("septante") has only The direct translations of "seventy", "eighty" and "ninety" ("septante", "octante" and "nonante") are archaic in France and Quebec but do have some rare regional use outside of France. Usually, it's "sixty-ten" ("soixante-dix").
*** Though it's useful to know that only the french use "soixante-dix (70), quatre-vingts (80), quatre-vingts dix (90)" and the rest of french speaking people (Swiss, Belgians and Québecois) use "septante (70), huitante (80), nonante (90)"
** "Eighty" ("octante") is even rarer; the
in other regions. The more standard French term for 80 is "four-twenties" ("quatre-vingts"). This is comparable to the slightly dated English term "four score".
** "Ninety" ("nonante") is as rare as "seventy" ("septante"). 90, bizarrely, would be
terms are "sixty-ten", "four-twenty" and "four-twenty-ten" ("quatre-vingt-dix").("soixante-dix", "quatre-vingts" and "quatre-vingt-dix"). "Quatre-vingts" is comparable to "four score" in English, "score" being equal to 20.
19th Aug '17 2:17:46 AM HarpieSiren
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* The fortune of ComicBooks/UncleScrooge is always expressed in this way, as shown in the page picture.
4th Aug '17 4:00:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''MyImmortal'', Enoby shoots Snap and Loopin a gazillion times with her gun. [[GunsAreWorthless This only manages to break the video camera.]]
* Parodied and subverted in ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''.

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* In ''MyImmortal'', ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', Enoby shoots Snap and Loopin a gazillion times with her gun. [[GunsAreWorthless This only manages to break the video camera.]]
* Parodied and subverted in ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''.''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged''.
8th Jul '17 4:19:19 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/Discworld''

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* ''Literature/Discworld''''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
8th Jul '17 4:18:49 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'':
-->"Bet you a million trillion zillion dollars you can't turn that bush into a pumpkin," said the child.
-->...
-->"Nothing. Just thinking. And you owe me a million trillion zillion squillion dollars."
** A variation in ''The Science of Discworld'', in which imaginary numbers are parodied with The Bursar suggesting that there's an extra number between three and four called 'umpt'. A StealthPun about 'umpteen', umpt presumably being that minus ten.

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* ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'':
-->"Bet
*''Literature/Discworld''
** A conversation in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' between Magrat and a rather bratty Literature/LittleRedRidingHood:
--->"Bet
you a million trillion zillion dollars you can't turn that bush into a pumpkin," said the child.
-->...
-->"Nothing.
--->...
--->"Nothing.
Just thinking. And you owe me a million trillion zillion squillion dollars."
** A variation in ''The Science of Discworld'', ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'', in which imaginary numbers are parodied with The the Bursar suggesting that there's an extra number between three and four called 'umpt'. A StealthPun about 'umpteen', umpt presumably being that minus ten.
2nd Jul '17 4:01:48 PM Redmess
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* The fortune of ComicBooks/UncleScrooge is always expressed in this way, as shown in the page picture.
28th Jun '17 5:35:23 PM nombretomado
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Of course, there are plenty of ''real'' large numbers ending in -illion, usually formed with boring Latin prefixes - TheOtherWiki, as always, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers has a list.]]

RidiculousFutureInflation can be a cause of this. Usually a ComedyTrope. Justified when a character really uses another notation, or when he ''has'' to make a number up because what he's describing is even bigger than a googolplex[[note]](the highest rank in the "official" notation compiled by TheOtherWiki.[[/note]]. For money, compare ZillionDollarBill and contrast UndisclosedFunds. For units of measurement, compare FantasticMeasurementSystem.

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Of course, there are plenty of ''real'' large numbers ending in -illion, usually formed with boring Latin prefixes - TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, as always, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers has a list.]]

RidiculousFutureInflation can be a cause of this. Usually a ComedyTrope. Justified when a character really uses another notation, or when he ''has'' to make a number up because what he's describing is even bigger than a googolplex[[note]](the highest rank in the "official" notation compiled by TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[/note]]. For money, compare ZillionDollarBill and contrast UndisclosedFunds. For units of measurement, compare FantasticMeasurementSystem.



** Probably set in motion by [[http://xkcd.com/207/ this comic]]. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ackermann_function Ackermann Function]] tends to return huge values for even the smallest numbers (TheOtherWiki says A(4,3) has 6.031*10^19727 digits). Now imagine Graham's number as the input. "AUGHHH" indeed.

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** Probably set in motion by [[http://xkcd.com/207/ this comic]]. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ackermann_function Ackermann Function]] tends to return huge values for even the smallest numbers (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/TheOtherWiki says A(4,3) has 6.031*10^19727 digits). Now imagine Graham's number as the input. "AUGHHH" indeed.
10th Jun '17 1:45:33 AM anza_sb
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* According ''WebVideo/HistoryOfTheEntireWorldIGuess'', the universe during the Big Bang was about a kjghpillion degrees.
21st May '17 4:14:11 PM nombretomado
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* [[WeeblAndBob Insanity Prawn Boy]] likes to use the number "fifty-twelve". Incidentally, he lives in apartment 512.

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* [[WeeblAndBob [[WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob Insanity Prawn Boy]] likes to use the number "fifty-twelve". Incidentally, he lives in apartment 512.
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