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1.2 Kilofives
'Oh yeah? Give me 50 milliscore reasons why I should stop.'
Title text: 'Oh yeah? Give me 50 milliscore reasons why I should stop.'

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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address features the phrase "four score and seven"‍ to refer to 87 (a score refers to the number 20). Cueball likes the idea of unusual ways to refer to numbers so he uses a metric prefix to state the population of the town (1.2 * 1000 * 5 = 6,000).

In the title text, Cueball continues to annoy White Hat with his unusual ways of expressing numbers. 50 milliscore, or 50 * 1/1000 * 20, is equal to 1.

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[Cueball, with his palm raised, is talking to White Hat. There is a sign on the ground in the background.]
Cueball: It's a pretty small town - the population is just 1.2 kilofives.
[The sign reads:]
Welcome to
East Hills
Pop. 6,000
[Caption below the panel:]
I don't know why Abraham Lincoln should be the only one who gets to come up with weird ways to say normal numbers.


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