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### Pronouncing Binary

My good friend Tim Conrad once told me the correct way to pronounce binary numbers. It's a very simple system:

 0 ooh 1 oon 10 twin 11 twoon 100 twindred 101 twindred-oon 110 twindred-twin 111 tindred-twoon 1,000 oon-twinsand 1,001 oon-twinsand-oon 1,100 oon-twinsand-twindred 10,000 twin-twinsand 11,000 twoon-twinsand 100,000 twindred-twinsand 1,000,000 oon-twillion 10,101,101 twin-twillion-twindred-oon-twinsand-twindred-oon

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Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:21:02, Aaron, "The Princess Bride" was right!
"Twoo wuv" is the correct way to describe a binary pairing.
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 06:57:58, Dave Rooney, re:"The Princess Bride" was right!
Inconceivable!
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:26:08, David Chelimsky, re:"The Princess Bride" was right!
I think that's "Incontheivable"
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:34:55, Peter Herndon,
I do not think that is spelled the way you think it is spelled...

;)
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:21:41, Chris Noe, Hey, this doesn't scale
Twinsand
Twillion
.. then what?

Taking inspiration from base 10, everything beyond illion is more -illions with different prefixes. Must this degenerate into a sort of onomatopoeic: TiTwillion[?], TiTiTwillion[?], etc ?
Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:01:33, Roland Kaufmann, Hexadecimal numbers
He didn't by any chance have a system for hexadecimal numbers too? It could come handy in reading Win32 error codes to my co-workers.
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 18:22:25, Rob Wehrli, Regarding Scale...
At some point, the "degeneration" of the syntax will "oohgle." :)

Take Care.

Rob!
Wed, 4 Jan 2006 07:41:23, Bill Mason, You say "twindred", I say .... "doblemiento"?
Since the decimal system has nomenclature sets that vary from language to language, are there also such equivalents for binary?