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11-29-2003, 11:41 PM
words created out of the blue:
byte, dog (replacing the earlier hund), donkey, jam, kick, log, quasar, google

words created by Shakespere:
almost 1600, like countless, critical, excellent, lonely, majestic, obscene

word by Ben Johnson: damp

word by Newton: centrifugal

words by T. Moore: explain, exact

words by error
The vegetable pease was thought to be a plural so that the individual item in the pod was given the name pea.
The verb laze was erroneously created from the adjective lazy.
The word buttonhole was a mis-hearing of button-hold.

11-29-2003, 11:44 PM

This is actually a variation of the word 'googol' which signifies one followed by 100 zeroes...

11-29-2003, 11:50 PM
What Google means

Google is a play on the word googol.

Googol was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, to refer to the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. A googol is a very large number. There isn't a googol of anything in the universe. Not stars, not dust particles, not atoms.

Google's use of the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of information available on the web.


11-30-2003, 06:36 AM
did you know...
1 followed by 100 zeros is called googol
1 followed by googol zeros is called googolplex

02-05-2004, 06:10 AM
Does this googleplex greater than zillion? Ennakannakoe ........

02-19-2004, 08:10 PM
Zillion is an indeterminately huge number but googolplex is definite