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Well, a "couple" is two (duh!)

A "few" is 3-4.

"Several" is > than 5-ish

A "plethora" is prolly about equal to "several" as long as you don't use a decimal point.

A "Crapton" is "Several" ^ a 'Few" power

A "bazzilion" is a "crapton"  ^ "several" power

Roughly

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2 minutes ago, 2Far said:

Well, a "couple" is two (duh!)

A "few" is 3-4.

"Several" is > than 5-ish

A "plethora" is prolly about equal to "several" as long as you don't use a decimal point.

A "Crapton" is "Several" ^ a 'Few" power

A "bazzilion" is a "crapton"  ^ "several" power

Roughly

Oh, and a "Brazilian" is something else entirely.

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13 minutes ago, 2Far said:

Well, a "couple" is two (duh!)

A "few" is 3-4.

"Several" is > than 5-ish

A "plethora" is prolly about equal to "several" as long as you don't use a decimal point.

A "Crapton" is "Several" ^ a 'Few" power

A "bazzilion" is a "crapton"  ^ "several" power

Roughly

Hmm, wrong.  A few is three.  Several is three.  These are unchangeable and interchangeable.  

A plethora is nearly unending in a practical sense, but finite otherwise.  In "a plethora of options", all the practical options are good and it comes more from a can't-go-wrong perspective as opposed to crapton, where practicality doesn't enter into the equation.

If you mean 4 or 5, say 4 or 5.  Six can also be a half-dozen.

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8 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

Hmm, wrong.  A few is three.  Several is three.  These are unchangeable and interchangeable.  

I think "few" is more relative to the total, while several is more "fixed".  Like, for a Yankees-Mets baseball game, you could say there were a "few Mets fans, but mostly it was Yankees fans", and that "few" would be way more than three.  But "several" wouldn't work as well in that case - or would at least seem to denote fewer than folks than "few" meant.

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3 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

I think "few" is more relative to the total, while several is more "fixed".  Like, for a Yankees-Mets baseball game, you could say there were a "few Mets fans, but mostly it was Yankees fans", and that "few" would be way more than three.  But "several" wouldn't work as well in that case - or would at least seem to denote fewer than folks than "few" meant.

When talking actual quantities, several and a few equal three, any other answer is wrong.  "A few more than three" would be 6.  A few more than ten is a baker's dozen.  Same with several.

Loosely, though, asking a few questions is inaccurate, because you know nobody stops at three.  So in vague situations, "few" can mean more than three, but only when you are determined to lie about something.

It is what it is.

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8 minutes ago, jsharr said:

butt load, Shit load, truck load and fuck load 

2 butt loads = 1 shit load

4 shit loads = truck load

8 truck loads = fuck load

I am not sure abut butt loads and shit loads.  I might have that backwards.  Math is hard.

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42 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

Hmm, wrong.  A few is three.  Several is three.  These are unchangeable and interchangeable.  

A plethora is nearly unending in a practical sense, but finite otherwise.  In "a plethora of options", all the practical options are good and it comes more from a can't-go-wrong perspective as opposed to crapton, where practicality doesn't enter into the equation.

If you mean 4 or 5, say 4 or 5.  Six can also be a half-dozen.

 

30 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

I think "few" is more relative to the total, while several is more "fixed".  Like, for a Yankees-Mets baseball game, you could say there were a "few Mets fans, but mostly it was Yankees fans", and that "few" would be way more than three.  But "several" wouldn't work as well in that case - or would at least seem to denote fewer than folks than "few" meant.

 

27 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

When talking actual quantities, several and a few equal three, any other answer is wrong.  "A few more than three" would be 6.  A few more than ten is a baker's dozen.  Same with several.

Loosely, though, asking a few questions is inaccurate, because you know nobody stops at three.  So in vague situations, "few" can mean more than three, but only when you are determined to lie about something.

It is what it is.

 

24 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Google hates you!

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7 minutes ago, 2Far said:

Yeah, but "a few" is different from "few"

 

5 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Google is still a hatin'!

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Why are ya'll starting a fewed over this?  

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