Numeric Internationalisation


A Ludhiana guy sends 1,82,689 SMS in one month: “Now I am aiming to send 3 lakh SMS.”

Lakh: 1,00,000. Crore: 1,00,00,000. (Indian numbering system.)

(Dinosaur Comics is getting more pretentious, slightly creepier and more etymologically sound. It’s almost as eclectic as John Cowan....)

(Music: Queens of the Stone Age, “Avon”)
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