|Cardinal||One thousand [and]|
In other fields
It is sometimes used as a generic term for "many" - conveying the impression of a lot (1000) and still more:
- 1001 uses for...
- 1001 ways to...
In Arabic culture, this is phrased in an unusual way:
- 1001 Arabian Nights, in Arabic Alf layla wa layla, which literally translates as "One thousand nights and a night".
- 1001 thanks is Alf shukran wa shukran: "One thousand thanks and thank you".
In many cases, including the title Thousand and One Nights, 1001 is meant to indicate a "large number", need not be taken literally.
There are countless book titles starting with 1001. About twice as many books currently in print start with 1001 as with 1000. This marketing scheme is used to imply that the customer is getting a little extra information beyond books that have only 1000 items. For example:
- 1001 Symbols, by Jack Tresidder
- 1001 Pelargoniums, by Hazel Key
- 1001 Perennials, by Claire Austin
- 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea, by Katie Daynes
- 1001 Animal Quacker Jokes, by Jasmine Birtles
- 1001 Animals to Spot, by G. Doherty
- 1001 Ways to Relax, by Mike George
- 1001 Jokes.
There are also many film titles starting with 1001. For example:
- 1001 Rezepte eines verliebten Kochs
- 1001 Nights of Pleasure
- 1001 Ways to Kill Yourself
- Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales
Buckminster Fuller called 1001 a Scheherezade number in his book "Synergetics", since Scheherezade was the name of the story-telling wife in the "1001 Arabian Nights"