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#1 May 18 2012 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just got some of these (the ones that are actually in the hundreds), the others I've carried around with me for ages.

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Also, it turns out there is a UK-wide policy for money exchange places not to carry Pakistani Rupees. Meh.

The total worth of all that money is just under USD200. But it looks like a lot, right? Smiley: lol
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The total worth of all that money is just under USD200. But it looks like a lot, right? Smiley: lol


That's just so it's easier to make it rain.
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#3 May 18 2012 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think it ever rains in Dubai. Which is sad, because I've been on a roll with seeing double rainbows in every country I'm in for the past month or so. I only have 10 hours there, it'd be kind of weird if there happened to be one.

Oh, wait.

Well, the Indian and Pakistani money is just toilet paper (because it's hard to get toilet paper in those countries. GET IT?)
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I was gonna say, either something is lost in translation or you are VERY successfully trolling me.
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#5 May 18 2012 at 3:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ooooo purdy. Smiley: drool

Remind me again why the US makes all of it's money ugly looking? Smiley: frown
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Ooooo purdy. Smiley: drool

Remind me again why the US makes all of it's money ugly looking? Smiley: frown


So we can call them greenbacks.
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Seriously? You sure? Smiley: confused

I dunno. That theory is going to need a lot more tinfoil before it's believable.
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I'm quite happy that Scottish money is so much prettier (and more colourful) than English money. Smiley: nod

Indian money is cool because it has the amount in all the country's official languages on the back. Emirati money has falcons. Pakistani money has Jinnah. The man makes me cry...
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Australian monies are the best. They have wombats and platapus on them!
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Someone decided we needed new bills, so we went from this to this not long ago.

Edited, May 23rd 2012 5:34pm by Mazra
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Maz, the second just links to funnyjunk.

I really love the 5 DKK coins. They have hearts and can be worn as jewelerry, how awesome is that?
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I've carried around a bill for 500,000 Turkish Lira for the last decade or so. My father went on a trip to Turkey back then and brought it back for me.

I think he said it was worth around $1.23 at the time. No idea if that's changed much.

... doh, just went to find it, and I must have taken it out the last time I cleaned my wallet. No Lira for me Smiley: frown
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someproteinguy wrote:
Remind me again why the US makes all of it's money ugly looking? Smiley: frown
Compared to what? The stuff that has Priscella, Queen of the Desert on it?
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Thing that always annoyed me about US currency is that it is all the same size.

Though that did make for an interesting plot device in one of the Jack Reacher novels, by Lee Child.
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US currency makes me think of Slumdog Millionaire.
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Thing that always annoyed me about US currency is that it is all the same size.
So is $CDN. Quite rankly, I think it's odd to have them all different sizes. I like that our bills are different colours, but different sizes I think would annoy me.
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#18 May 22 2012 at 7:53 AM Rating: Excellent
Different sizes would just make a mess in my wallet. Canada now has funky new transparent currency. oooo
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Different color currency just makes me think of Monopoly, and no one likes that game for more than thirty minutes.

And that's provided you're sauced to the gills at the start of the game.
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Different color currency just makes me think of Monopoly, and no one likes that game for more than thirty minutes.

And that's provided you're sauced to the gills at the start of the game.


Someone's obviously never played strip Monopoly.
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#21 May 22 2012 at 11:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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Canada now has funky new transparent currency. oooo


Serious? That's what legalized pot gets you I guess... Smiley: rolleyes

But really, what denominations did they change? I'm traveling up there this summer and will have to try to get my hands on some if I can. Smiley: grin
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But really, what denominations did they change? I'm traveling up there this summer and will have to try to get my hands on some if I can. Smiley: grin
All of them. All bills are made from plastic on a go forward basis. Paper is still in circulation, but as they wear down and get removed, they get replaced by new plastic bills. At least, I think they're plastic.
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Different color currency just makes me think of Monopoly, and no one likes that game for more than thirty minutes.

And that's provided you're sauced to the gills at the start of the game.
Someone's obviously never played strip Monopoly.
There's much less annoying ways to get people naked.
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There's a fun game called strip strip. The way it works is that on your turn you remove an article of clothing.

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There's a fun game called strip strip. The way it works is that on your turn you remove an article of clothing.


Pfft, I like my wimminz a little more challenging than that.
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Different color currency just makes me think of Monopoly, and no one likes that game for more than thirty minutes.

And that's provided you're sauced to the gills at the start of the game.


Someone's obviously never played strip Monopoly.


I'm confused about the rules. When exactly do you strip?
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Different color currency just makes me think of Monopoly, and no one likes that game for more than thirty minutes.

And that's provided you're sauced to the gills at the start of the game.


Someone's obviously never played strip Monopoly.


I'm confused about the rules. When exactly do you strip?


After you get to the hotel, and once she's sure you can pay the bill.
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
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Different color currency just makes me think of Monopoly, and no one likes that game for more than thirty minutes.

And that's provided you're sauced to the gills at the start of the game.


Someone's obviously never played strip Monopoly.


I'm confused about the rules. When exactly do you strip?


Land on somebody's property and don't have the cash to pay the rent? Pay with an article of clothing!

Get sent to jail and don't want to wait 3 turns to get out? Post bail with an article of clothing!

There are so many ways to make the game more interesting. Just use your imagination.
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All of them. All bills are made from plastic on a go forward basis. Paper is still in circulation, but as they wear down and get removed, they get replaced by new plastic bills. At least, I think they're plastic.


It's a type of plastic, can't recall what it's called though. Try ripping one though, it's impossible. It's like canvas, can't tear it unless you cut it first.

I like the new plastic, semi-transparent bills. They make life a lot easier because they don't take the kind of damage paper bills do. I do hate that they're eliminating the penny though. I understand that they cost more to make than they're worth, but then the solution would be to find something cheaper. I'm already noticing prices going up on some things so that they come out to an even amount after taxes...
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Ugh, Euros are too far deviated from normal paper for my tastes already. They don't even really smell like money!

On a side note, I am actually now in Dubai and going to spend all that money as soon as shops open.
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Maz, the second just links to funnyjunk.


Weird, but just as well. Turns out it was the wrong bills. Smiley: grin

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I really love the 5 DKK coins. They have hearts and can be worn as jewelerry, how awesome is that?


http://www.erantis.com/guide/denmark/subfiler/foto/moent-5-krone-230.jpg

The 1- and 2-kroner coins are just like the 5'er, just smaller.
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[quote=Kalivha]Ugh, Euros are too far deviated from normal paper for my tastes already. They don't even really smell like money!

On a side note, I am actually now in Dubai and going to spend all that money as soon as shops ***************** is expensive in Dubai so at least you'll be done quickly? Smiley: tongue
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I'm mostly annoyed that they are removing the pretty Northwest First Nations art on the Canuck 20 and replacing it with a picture of an ugly war statue.

Old 20
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Back me up here, the new 20s are ugly as sin. Especially the creepy floating queen head.

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I'm mostly annoyed that they are removing the pretty Northwest First Nations art on the Canuck 20 and replacing it with a picture of an ugly war statue.

Old 20
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Back me up here, the new 20s are ugly as sin. Especially the creepy floating queen head.

Edited, May 23rd 2012 12:16pm by Olorinus
I like the new 20's more, but then again, I don't do drugs anymore. I'm sure I would have felt different in my late teens/early twenties.
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On a side note, I am actually now in Dubai and going to spend all that money as soon as shops open.
sh*t is expensive in Dubai so at least you'll be done quickly? Smiley: tongue[/quote]

Turns out someone stole 150 Dirhams from me at London Heathrow (only time I let it out of my sight, and part of the money missing was kinda weird).

And stuff is not expensive in Dubai. The whole point of going shopping there is that it's all much cheaper than in Europe. Smiley: lol
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It's a type of plastic, can't recall what it's called though. Try ripping one though, it's impossible. It's like canvas, can't tear it unless you cut it first.


Some polymer-blend thing. How the **** do you fold them, though? Can you even fold them?
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Just like a paper bill, just far more durable. I don't carry cash much anymore and simply use debit, so not sure what a stack of 10 would be like though.
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Ah, okay. Saw some videos about the reveal back whenever it was. The bills she held up looked like laminated paper bills. Figured they might not be fold...able.
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It appears to be more along the lines of polyester fabric than lamination type plastic. Maybe a little stiffer than a polyester fabric.
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It's like a brand new paper bill, all the time. That's it. No different feel.
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I used to hate going to the bank and getting brand new super crisp bills. I would feel bad when I put the first crease in them to put them in my wallet.
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Different sizes would just make a mess in my wallet. Canada now has funky new transparent currency. oooo

The reason for different sized bills in Oz is so blind people can handle money without getting ripped off. The bills are designed for blind people to double the money in their palm and each denomination will fit into their palm at a reliable place that is unique from other denominations. In practise, it means that I find it easier to automatically arrange my bills from smallest to largest denominations when I take out or put in money from my wallet.

Mazra, I find the old and new bills there very interesting. The old ones look like they were Art Deco from the 30's, or Socialist Realism styles from a similar period. The really interesting thing about the new bills, is that they throw out the old convention of having a person on at least one side of the bill. They seem to have modern national infrastructure achievements on one side, and ancient national artistic/technological achievements on the reverse. Also, the kronar coin is extremely pretty.


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Yeah, they went with a "Bridges of Denmark" theme for the new bills, because we're an island nation, or something, and bridges is what we do. Then they put some stuff from back when we had boats on the other side of the bills, because we all love us some Viking Age here.

I prefer the old ones. They had more personality, if you can call it that. The new ones seem so bland, and I feel like they expect me to know the motives on them. I only recognize the stuff on the 1000-kroner bill. Storebæltsbroen and Solvognen.

About the old bills, I can add that the people on the front of the bills are famous artists/scientists from Denmark. I recognize Karen Blixen, Niels Bohr and the painters Anna and Michael Ancher from the Skagen Painters group. The figures on the back of the old bills were inspired by the Romanesque stone work in several of the churches around the country.

The more you know, etc. Smiley: tongue

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Pakistani money just has Muhammad Ali Jinnah's face on one side and random landmarks/sights of Pakistan on the other; of the notes I have I only know the ones on 20 Rs. (Khyber Pass) and 500 Rs. (Badshani Mosque Lahore).

I'll take more pictures later.
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I'm mostly annoyed that they are removing the pretty Northwest First Nations art on the Canuck 20 and replacing it with a picture of an ugly war statue.


Maybe you should do some reading on the Vimy memorial and what it means.

Sheesh, kids nowadays.
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Different sizes would just make a mess in my wallet. Canada now has funky new transparent currency. oooo

The reason for different sized bills in Oz is so blind people can handle money without getting ripped off. The bills are designed for blind people to double the money in their palm and each denomination will fit into their palm at a reliable place that is unique from other denominations. In practise, it means that I find it easier to automatically arrange my bills from smallest to largest denominations when I take out or put in money from my wallet.


Canadian bills have Braille on them for the same reason.

And the new 20 isn't nearly as nice as the old one. I haven't seen one in person but the picture just makes it look fake and more like "Monopoly money".
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I remember when lots of Eastern European currencies had loads of zeros, that got really confusing, but made you feel rich!
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I remember when lots of Eastern European currencies had loads of zeros, that got really confusing, but made you feel rich!


Last I was in Turkey, I paid 32 million Turkish lira for a cheeseburger and a Coke.

I heard they cut some zeroes back in 2005, though.
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Yeah, I remember Turkish lira and Greek drachmas. Actually, how did child me never notice how weak the Greek currency was? Smiley: dubious
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Adult you will probably get the chance to notice how weak the Greek Drachma is again. Smiley: schooled
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I wonder if they'll name it the same again...

Also, more money. I've got Rs. 21,072 as of right now. I get really confused because the US Dollar is the only major Western currency (of the three) that has a worse than 1:100 exchange rate. I did have Rs. 5,000 notes, too, but I spent them already...

Also, I bought a bread for Rs.5 today, from my cook it's more than 20 times that (which is exactly why I don't take breakfast at home anymore). Smiley: inlove
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