1 is one (in Contests)


Underage Drinking [Battle Royale] May 19 2012 9:18 PM EDT

Ive been contemplating this one for a while and never got around to getting any answers til now. I like to be literal when someone asks for a couple or a few of my skittles. What im looking for is someone to fill in the rest if possible at all. ill give out 25k for each number that is solved for. there are words I have to give out but never placed them: some, lot, handful.

1 one
2 couple
3 few
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12 dozen

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 19 2012 11:00 PM EDT

You left out Baker's Dozen.

Zenai May 19 2012 11:05 PM EDT

Fiver = 5

Half dozen = 6

Tenner = 10

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] May 20 2012 12:18 AM EDT

Learned these when digging into some sumerian.
4 = Palm
5 = Hand
6 = Fist

AdminLamuness May 20 2012 2:36 AM EDT

Values are completely arbitrary and will differ from person to person and the type of item being referred to, e.g. there's more in an actual handful of skittles compared to a handful of walnuts.

How about the following?

  1. one
  2. couple
  3. few
  4. a little bit
  5. some
  6. half
  7. several
  8. a lot
  9. many
  10. bunch
  11. handful
  12. dozen

Demigod May 20 2012 2:42 AM EDT

Why is "handful" greater than "a lot?" Unless we're dealing with grains of sand, I vote to flip those.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] May 20 2012 4:26 AM EDT

Half wouldn't be 6. If I asked for half the brownie, I don't expect them to give me 6 brownies x]. Now half a dozen would be 6.

Also, I agree with the flipping, but I don't agree that you can quantize a lot of those words.

Haloki May 20 2012 6:56 AM EDT

Handful is five because five fingers is a handful

Lochnivar May 20 2012 10:26 AM EDT

Handful is five because five fingers is a handful

Not if you're dealing with my old shop teacher...

Zenai May 20 2012 11:50 AM EDT

1 - Single

2 - Duo/Duece/Dos

3 - Tre/Triple

4 - Quad

5 - Nickle

7 - Lucky Number

10 - Dime

AdminNightStrike July 17 2012 2:11 PM EDT

http://www.xkcd.com/1070/
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