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I agree that most Americans don’t think about the pound that much. I guess for a lot of Americans it is special because it is one of only a handful of currencies more valuable than the US dollar, and lots of Americans know it is called the pound.
Funny thing about calling other countries money “monopoly money”; my girlfriend and her sister visited the US from Australia, and I heard them joking saying American money is “just like monopoly money!”
Pretty any foreign currency looks like fake money because you aren’t used to it. I think the only currencies most Americans think about on a regular basis are the Peso and the Canadian Dollar.
I regularly am given Canadian coins on accident instead of US coins, and then I notice the swan or the elk. Americans have to think about Canadian money because we are wrongly given it all the time as change because a lot of their coins are the same size as American coins. Once I managed to get a vending machine to accept a Canadian coin.
Pesos are funny to us. They are water resistant, and feel funny. Millions of Americans visit Mexico every year.
Also, all of this Cambodian money I have is even funnier than Pesos…
… is only worth $1.18. It is hilarious. Total tangent, but hilarious. Cambodians use US dollars as their dollars, and then they use their local currency as change.
So if something is 6.50$ it is really 6 US dollars and 2,000 Riels. No one takes coins in Cambodia.
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