Sunday, October 12, 2008

TRIVIA - MILLION



D
id you know that the word million didn't come into being until around 1300. Until then, the largest number word was "myriad," which was Greek for 10,000. Archimedes, in calculating the number of poppy seeds in the entire universe as he knew it, used expressions meaning "myriads of myriads of myriads..."


5 comments:

TanongniMon said...

If we use the term myriad today, paano mo sasabihin ang millionaire?

Bay Martin said...

May be, myriadnaire... hmmppp, pwede na! Are you equal to that?

MonMon said...

How about MYRIANAIRE?

Bay Martin said...

Your missing the letter "d". It makes a big difference.

Mon said...

OO nga 'no! Ang talas talaga ng mga mata mo hmppp!!!