Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 16, 2003, 9:27|
>Andreas Johansson wrote:
>>>Well, I'll be. I think that's a bigger problem that needs rectification
>>>before we try replacing 'ten thousand' with 'myriad'. Of course, there's
>>>always the problem that people will be confused by 'a myriad of ways'
>>>(the most common meaning and perhaps the only current meaning) and 'a
>>I'm not aware of any other current meaning, but then I'm a non-native
>>speaker. Anyways, crowding out this usage was kind of the point.
>It means a lot, a huge amount, but not a particular amount. It's a
>formal way of saying something like zillion, but it normally has 'of'
>Or if that was the one you were thinking of, the dictionary says it can
>also mean 10 000 already.
To be perfectly clear; I am and was conscious of use of "myriad" as "very
large number". I jokingly suggested that we CONLANG list members should try
and replace this usuage with "myriad"="ten thousand".
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