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Old 05-07-07, 05:41 AM   #1
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a ton of people

You've heard the phrase "a ton of people". "There was a ton of people waiting to see the new Spidey movie."

A ton of people is only about 10 people, 20 if we're talking about kids or small women. Just thought I would clear that up.
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Old 05-07-07, 06:24 AM   #2
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Maybe they should say a gazillion.
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Old 05-07-07, 06:34 AM   #3
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I think a tonne would be more like 12 people.
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I'd prefer squillion
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Old 05-07-07, 07:33 AM   #5
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I prefer ∞³!
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Old 05-07-07, 08:06 AM   #6
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I prefer a gross.
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Old 05-07-07, 08:38 AM   #7
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Since you see movies at cineplexes, I say the term used to describe a large crowd should be a googleplex.
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Old 05-07-07, 09:59 AM   #8
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Well, in that case there were recently several ton of naked people in Mexico City setting some sorta record.
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Sextillion is a good number.
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Is it ever ok to say no to "sextillion"?
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Can you have a ton of sextillion at a cotillion?
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Not sure, but I bet such an event would be googleplexed for sure.
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Old 05-07-07, 12:21 PM   #13
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Yep. In fact, if you don't have any condiments, you should say no. Or least "not now."
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Good point, BS. I guess there's always mastication.

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Old 05-07-07, 12:51 PM   #15
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I prefer the term "more than one, less than what it takes to cause the sidewalk to collapse"
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A ton of people is only about 10 people . . .
Significantly fewer than ten of some of us . . . . That's what comes from too much mastication.
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