UC Davis physics student Austin Sendek is petitioning the International System of
Units to declare hella as the official designation of 10 to the 27th power, or, a trillion trillions. As in, The word hella is used by people in NorCal hella times a day.
That's 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times a day.
Since hella is an even more annoying way to convey superfluousness than “uber” or “totes,” the following five words are being offered for consideration…
*Epic. The diameter of the observable universe is 1.4 epicmeters, dude!
*Gnarly. 1,000 yottabytes is gnarlybytes. That's gnar gnar bytes. Dude.
*Dude, alternately, lebowski. Dude, the mass of the earth is six lebowskigrams.
*Insane. The power of the sun is 0.3 insanewatts.
*Have we said dude yet? Dude, people in SoCal use the word dude, like, dude times a day. It is still less annoying than hella.
Sendek's Facebook page for the cause currently has 32,612 fans, and
he's created a company that sells MakeHellaOfficial merchandise. Still, Sendek admits that the odds of his petition being a success are “hella small.”