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USnavy


Feb 24, 2009, 3:41 PM

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Re: [acorneau] a few concerns
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acorneau wrote:
USnavy wrote:
Well damm it anyways. Frown I always use the word exponentially to express an extreme. So now I need to find another technical sounding word and "a lot" or "greatly" simply won’t cut it. It needs to be at least 10 characters and understood only by the educated. Cool

Tremendous, prodigious, stupendous, monumental, gargantuan, astronomical, and my favorite, Brobdingnagian.

But those words are more limited in their usage then a word that simply identifies "greatly more". For example, astronomical is often associated with "the largest possible". It would not be very correct for me to say the performance difference between a Honda Civic and a Lotus Elise is astronomical because the performance difference between a Lodus Elise and a Mclaren F1 GTR is extreme, which in turn, makes the acceleration difference between the Civic and Elise relatively moderate in comparison. So the world astronomical would not be as fitting in that case. I would need a word that expresses an extreme in difference but does not imply the most extreme possible. Laugh


(This post was edited by USnavy on Feb 24, 2009, 3:42 PM)



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