Zillion And Gazillion

Big Finite Numbers   Thursday, January 01, 2004, 01:48 GMT
A lot of people use the words ''zillion'' and ''gazillion'' to decribe a number, but actually there's no real number that is named ''zillion'' and ''gazillion''.
Jim   Monday, January 05, 2004, 07:10 GMT
They're used to refer to very large numbers but not in an exact sense. It's a bit lit "umpteen".
Re   Monday, January 05, 2004, 21:15 GMT
For the umpteenth time I've told you a zillion times already.
Jim   Wednesday, January 07, 2004, 00:35 GMT
"... a bit like ..." not "... a bit lit ..."
duh   Wednesday, January 14, 2004, 20:57 GMT
K, so what about bazillion and megagazillion? You mean they're not real numbers either?
Simon   Thursday, January 15, 2004, 17:04 GMT
You'll be telling us next there's no such thing as a doobry.
Guofei Ma   Sunday, January 18, 2004, 00:34 GMT
Greetings, chaps:

No, bazillion and megagazillion aren't real numbers.

These are the names of actual "large numbers":
Million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion, undecillion, duodecillion...googol, googolplex.
Ryan   Monday, January 19, 2004, 18:35 GMT
Maybe the number "zillion" could be defined as 10 to the power of googolplex. Don't you think we need to start making numbers larger than a googolplex? ;-)