Which Is More, a Bazillion or a Gazillion?

Well, the official tally is in! Most people interviewed (meaning the few people I regularly talk to who put up with such nonsense) overwhelming say that a gazillion is worth far more than a bazillion. When asked why they chose one made-up word over another, the answers were a lot murkier.

One of the more cataract-clear answers was, “Well, a bazillion is like a billion on steroids, but a gazillion is like a gigabyte full of zeroes, so a gazillion definitely has to be worth more.”

Well, it’s hard to argue with that logic! But there you have it, another half-baked, pseudo-scientific poll taken in the name of higher education, the people’s right to know, and just plain silly (or supercilious) fun.

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