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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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    Maybe they should say a gazillion.

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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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    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

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    I prefer ∞³!
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    I prefer a gross.

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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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    Well, in that case there were recently several ton of naked people in Mexico City setting some sorta record.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Is it ever ok to say no to "sextillion"?
    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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    I prefer the term "more than one, less than what it takes to cause the sidewalk to collapse"
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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus
    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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