Is Enormous Larger than Huge?


Go into Outlook 2003 and sort by size. Look at the sizes: Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, Very Large, Huge, and Enormous. At what point did enormous become larger than huge? Why not Gigantic? Ginormous? Probably either decided by one bored dev with a deadline or by a gaggle of program managers over the course of nine months. Decisions like this aren’t made any other way.

Comments (3)

  1. finkbrau says:

    Maybe its a male(box) thing?

  2. Jim Wiley says:

    Enormous has 8 letters, huge has 4.  Therefore, enormous is larger than huge.  In Scrabble, enormous is worth 10, huge is worth 8, so enormous is still larger than huge.

  3. johnmont says:

    Aha. I knew there was a logical reason.