Re: CHAT: Con-English chat: 50 Watsons (was: RE: [CONLANG] Some more Madzhi
|From:||Bob Greenwade <bob.greenwade@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 21, 2002, 23:47|
At 01:03 PM 3/18/02 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> > This reminds me of a footnote in Pollard & Sag's 1994 _Head-driven
> > Phrase Structure Grammar_ in which they (giving due credit to their
> > source) define a _millihelen_ as that unit of beauty sufficient to
> > launch one ship.
>Isaac Asimov claimed to have invented this, but it is probable enough
>that there were multiple independent inventions.
I seem to recall the millihelen being cited in the Guinness Book of
> > Feel free to cite other cute units of measurement, and I'll compile a list.
Using the millihelen as a prime example, I imagine one could cite the
millichaney as having possession of a single face.
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