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A.Word.A.Day--googolgoogol (GOO-gol) noun
The figure 1 followed by 100 zeroes equal to 10100.
[Coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of Edward Kasner, American mathematician.]
"What's bigger than a billion? Way, way bigger than a trillion? A googol!"
Often I get mail from people asking, "My daughter/son coined this word
last week. How can we get it into the dictionary?" The way to make it
into the dictionary is to use the word often in books, magazines and
other media, and encourage other people to use it. Promote its usage --
writing to dictionary publishers won't help. Although, sometimes all
you have to do is be the nephew of the right person. During this week
we look at more coined words that have entered the dictionary.
The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away. -Tom Waits
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