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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?"