Oh man, a physics student at UC Davis has proposed that the number 1027 carry the prefix of “hella-“. As in a hellawatt, a hellagram, or a hellameter.
From the Urban Dictionary:
Originated from the streets of San Francisco in the Hunters Point neighborhood. It is commonly used in place of “really” or “very” when describing something.
The Fillmore is hella better than the Mission.
It’s amusing, but as someone who’s always found this distinctly Northern Californian word annoying, I can’t help but shake my head.
Regardless, if you’re interested in that sort of thing, you can join the group on Facebook.
(Via Cosmic Variance.)