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Agent
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Actually, we have more than that, Djur. For example a "pony" is a twenty, while a "ton" is a hundred.

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Aut Tace Aut Loquere Meliora Silencio
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quote:
Originally written by Andrea:

Many countries have slang terms for their currency.
Hm. In Germany we had slang terms for different coins.
Fuchs = 50 Pfennig
Heiermann = 5 D-Mark
Groschen = 10 Pfennig
And of course the "Glückspfennig", when you found a Pfennig someone had lost.
Now that we have to use Euro instead of D-Mark they are all gone.
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Ah, new slang will emerge for the Euro, give it time.

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quote:
Now that we have to use Euro instead of D-Mark they are all gone.
And that damn money even looks artificial.

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I'm just amazed that England had the Guinea at all, if it was only worth a schilling more than a pound sterling. Wacky. You'd figure the Guinea wouldn't have lasted long.
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quote:
Originally written by ef:

quote:
Now that we have to use Euro instead of D-Mark they are all gone.
And that damn money even looks artificial.

Even though money *is* artificial from the start, isn't it? Of course we all wish it could grow from trees. :D

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Haha.

Money over here IS wood. Wood pulp and rag, mixed with something else, alongside many many minor constituents. All to prevent it being counterfeited.

Whereas, I hear the Euro is as easy to counterfeit as it is to print a normal word document. (assuming you have a printer. If not, it might be a little tricky :D )

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I don't know-

Sometimes it looks like I could do as well with a couple of colored markers. You sure you need a printer?
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Aut Tace Aut Loquere Meliora Silencio
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It's not impossible to counterfeit a twenty. It's just probably not worth the effort.

Haggling isn't dead, FBM. There are places called Cash Converters.

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For one thing, it would be very hard to manipulate all the watermarks, special inks, and fine lines on the 20 dollar bill now. If you did that, then you'd need a multi-thousand dollar printer to print your bills. Than means you'd need to distribute hundreds of bills to pay for productions costs alone. And then you'd be thrown in the slamor if you got found out. I'm sure people can find easier ways to make money.

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quote:
Originally written by bigblue:

Hm. In Germany we had slang terms for different coins.
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Now that we have to use Euro instead of D-Mark they are all gone.
:(

^_^ We have been spared from Euro (thank direct democracy) and still use Swiss Francs and all the loving nicks, e.g.:
sfr. 5 = Schnaegg (snail)
sfr. 20 = Pfund (pound)
sfr. 100 = Lappe (scrub)
sfr. 500 = Ameisli (ant)
sfr. 1'000'000 = Chischte (crate)

But haggling is the future. Bartering in local exchange trading systems (LETS) outside of the capitalistic pecuniary circle.

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USistani money is linen.
heh. a triple half-duplex pun.
Hahahahahahahahahah.
O dear, I've hurt myself.

grand.
c-note.
? 50. (federal Grant)(college joke)
? 20. (counterfit)(double half pun)
? 10.
? 5.
? 1. too numerous to count.
buck...

edit: Oh, yes, i forgot: Griffer Splah! for the MATA folk. I just entered technical college. Like what you're doing exept I pay, not get paid. Fair is not life.

bartering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moria_(computer_game)]Moria
though I suppose all rogue like games have a bartering system.
Yes that was a sensless plug for an old old game.

[ Thursday, September 16, 2004 20:54: Message edited by: Lord Pibble ]

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quote:
Originally written by FatBatMonkey:


Whereas, I hear the Euro is as easy to counterfeit as it is to print a normal word document. (assuming you have a printer. If not, it might be a little tricky :D )

I wouldn't have thought so. How would you forge the holographic strip with a standard printer?
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FP, bartering and haggling aren't even close to the same thing.

Australian money is made of plastic. This makes it very durable, very hard to counterfeit and very expensive to produce (but worth it in the long run; I don't have the figures, but I think the notes cost about 3 times more and last about 5 times longer than paper money would.)

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I know two ways to forge a UK drivers licence. Trust me, the Euro wouldn't be that much harder.

And no, I'm not discussing illegal activites. I haven't used any forgeries, nor put any into circulation. Heck, I threw away the one that I made.

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Money--

cash
change
buck
dough
bread
green

Nobody really calls it "money" that much anymore...

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haggling: but it is soo much funnner. :o actually it is the rest of the game that is addictive, the haggling is just dang annoying.

Bartering is much more eficient in many respects. Both parties are likely to have less cash outlay, less overhead and such. It might take more time, however, unless you had a preexisting arrangement.
Work bartering is almost always a good idea, if both parties have a good understanding of what is being exchanged.

Probably the one thing I hate about bartering in video games is the cap on coinage(usually it is coins) that any one merchant has. If you are going to do a barter system do barters for services also, not just goods.

the hardest part of counterfeiting is exchanging it for real money. though all of you paper hangers out there would already know that. The secret service is a branch of the treasury and are charged w/enforcement of anticounterfeiting operations.

This post brought to you by large marked bills.

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If barter were always the best system, we wouldn't have invented money in the first place. I, for one, don't mind being paid in dollars instead of salt. :P

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