Names for Large Numbers
Stu Dent was sitting in a plane terminal next to a stranger who was reading the newspaper.
As the stranger read, he said to himself, with a foreign accent, "That is horrible!"
Stu said, "What?"
The stranger showed Stu the headline, which read, "12 Brazilian Soldiers Killed."
Stu said, "Oh, that IS horrible!"
After a few seconds, Stu turned back to the stranger and said, "I'm sorry to sound so stupid, but how many is a Brazilian?"