KayVee (gbcahawk) wrote in linguaphiles,

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I came across this a minute ago, in a CCG forum post:

    "The reason past authors tweaked their decks abelian times was because they were awful. They couldn't get anywhere near competitive decks on their first builds, so it took until build number 176.90.2 to get it right."

Has anybody else come across this in writing? I'm aware that 'Abelian' is term used in a wide variety of specialised applications, but it seemed very odd to me that the poster wouldn't have seen "a billion" written down in this context, or wouldn't immediately have assumed it was "a billion" from having heard it said aloud.

Has anybody else come across other obscure terms being used for their everyday homophones?

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