: It's not April 1st yet, is it?
Mar 6th, 2003, 10:14 AM
The USA plans to introduce coloured money (http://money.cnn.com/2003/03/05/news/money/index.htm) (hit refresh a couple times if the page doesn't load)
Woah, dude. I'll believe it when I see it.
It's aboot time, eh?
Mar 6th, 2003, 11:14 AM
So much for the "greenback" based economy.
Mar 6th, 2003, 11:45 AM
If it's American its colored money. :D
Mar 6th, 2003, 01:08 PM
Anyone have a theory as to how Americans manage to identify their currency so easily? Some of us here at my office think it's the pics of the presidents.
Mar 6th, 2003, 06:43 PM
Their money looks like Monopoly money :eek: Bout time they saw colors are a good thing
Mar 7th, 2003, 12:15 PM
Heard this a few days ago myself...maybe now US tourists will stop calling Canadian money "funny money/trash/junk" etc. ...I imagine the current bills must be pretty easy to counterfeit...the only real security measure is one black-light strip.
Good point, Mississauga. I've often wondered that, too -- especially when US tourists can't tell the difference between Canadian bills.
(...as for all this ranting about US tourists, I have a theory that the US keeps its polite, friendly people to itself, and sends all the dimwads out as tourists....but that's a story for another place and time.)
Mar 7th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Chealion, actually our money looks like Monopoly money due to the colors. I actually like the new design of the Canadian bills, and think that the new faces of Lincoln and Jackson on the US $5 and $20 bills looks foolish. As the old saying goes, "In God we trust........all others pay cash."
Mar 8th, 2003, 05:23 AM
Hrm...in Southeast Asia, where I lived for two years, my CAD was readily accepted at all currency exchanges. USD were accepted at these exchanges, too, but not at local stores. Only Singapore $, Malaysian Ringgit, or Indonesian Rupiah were accepted in the stores of these areas.
Then again, I stayed away from tourist areas. Maybe in tourist destinations, USD will buy you anything...but in the places I lived, it was the local currency or nothing.
Mar 8th, 2003, 12:01 PM
As somone who has lived all over this mudball we affectionately call "Earth", I just have to say....
American money spends just fine pretty much everywhere on the planet. :cool:
Canadian cash is considered to be "monopoly money" pretty much everywhere you go. Try to exchange it, and they laugh. Then they ask you if you are really serious. Then they ask you why the heck you didn't trade it for US Greenbacks before you left Canada. :rolleyes:
Sorry....just the way it is.