Him: Did you know if you stacked up all the pages in Google they would reach beyond the moon?
Me: Really? Wow! How many pages are there?
Him: A trillion.
Me: An actual trillion?
Me: How do you know that?
Him: I counted them.
Me: How many is a trillion? Is that like a million billion? A BILLION billion?
Him: It’s a thousand billion.
Me: Oh. That’s not very impressive.
Him: No, it doesn’t sound as good does it.
Me: What comes after a trillion? Is it a bazillion?
Him: Um, no. It’s a quadrillion.
Me: That’s crap. What about a bazillion, though? Is that real? Is a kajillion real? Is a squillion real?
Him: *thinly veiled disgust tempered by infinite patience* No, Jess. Those aren’t real.
Me: What comes after a quadrillion, then?
Him: Quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion…
Me: Right, I get it. Well that’s boring and predictable.
Him: Nonillion’s pretty good.
Me: We should replace them with bazillion, kajillion and squillion. A bazillion is a billion trillion. A kajillion is a trillion bazillion. A squillion is a bazillion kajillion. And so forth.
Him: Yeah, those are all great suggestions.