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Nic Name 06-05-2002 04:41 PM

Time for a shindig?
 
Welcome shin, our 500th member!

Let's party!

Quote:

Main Entry: shin.dig
Pronunciation: 'shin-"dig
Function: noun
Etymology: probably alteration of shindy
Date: 1842
1 a : a social gathering with dancing b : a usually large or lavish party
This is just a dig, from Nic. Get used to it. ;)

That Guy 06-05-2002 05:00 PM

I've asked it before and I'll ask it again -- if we (as a species) only had 4 fingers per hand, would the number 500, or any number divisible by 10, seem nearly as important? Do you think the <a href="http://www.snpp.com">Simpsons</a> care about centuries and whatnot?

perth 06-05-2002 05:56 PM

crap. thats gonna keep me up all night. i never understood numbering systems that werent base-10, but it is something to think about.

http://www.psinvention.com/zoetic/basenumb.htm

~james


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