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    bookwormyay342

    [1]Nov 3, 2008
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    I'm a newby to the show and i was wondering, in the abbreviation MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000), what does the 'K'stand for? I know it's a silly question, but i'm curious.
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    Jamescush

    [2]Nov 8, 2008
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    From Wikipedia: * The SI prefix for a thousand is kilo-, officially abbreviated as k - for instance prefixed to metre or its abbreviation m, kilometre or km signifies a thousand metres ; * as such technically oriented people occasionally represent the number in a non-standard notation by replacing the last three zeroes of the general numeral with "k", for instance 30 k for 30,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand
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