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Hella gets defined…

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Posted By: Alfred K at 3:26 pm

22 Mar 2010

Hella titties

The Southern versus Northern California slang rivalry may soon be put to rest thanks to the help of UC Davis physics student Austin Sendek.
“Hella,” the popular NorCal slang word meaning “a lot” or “very” is commonly contested among Northern and Southern Californians and until this point has not been associated with any specific measurement.
Now, Sendek hopes to give hella new meaning – representing 10 to the 27th power to be exact.
After joking about “hella volts” in an electric field in an in-class experiment, Sendek created the Facebook group “The Official Petition to Establish ‘Hella-’ as the SI Prefix for 10^27.” Within one week, group membership grew to over 8,000, with people hailing from all over the United States.
“I made it a group on Facebook as a joke,” Sendek said. “But when a professor from Rhode Island signed the petition I realized that we might actually be on to something.”

OK this is the worst news. I always use hella mainly because it refers to an ambiguous amount somewhere between 1 and infinite. Once this term gets defined it loses its usefulness. Well, I guess I can always go back to “mad”…

"Mad" titties, somehow just not as good

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