Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thoughts on Numbers

If there are an infinite amount of numbers, and they are all to be named, this means that a "zillion" must actually be a number. Also on the list would be:

Yourmom
chimpanzeechoochoo
Porkloin
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Dumbfuck
SpongeBobSquarePants

and so on.

3 comments:

bobp said...

nice- picked yuo up from xkcd and love the posts- am folowing

Julia said...

Technically speaking there are two problems with that. First, if we decide that words can only have a certain amount of letters/syllables before they become ridiculous, then there are a finite amount of words. However, if we don't cap the length of words (thereby allowing an infinite number of words), there will STILL be an infinite number of words if you leave out "zillion" etc.

Interesting concept, however.

brainHacker said...

I never decided to cap the length of words.