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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 World Records.
> > 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. --- Bob's Original Hero Stuff Page! [Circle of HEROS member] Music from Bob's Computer! (CD now available!) Want more hits to your web page?