Renaming: Funny Money get usage counts

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I don't know the original intent, but the examples are basically anything funny about or involving money, and some examples are questionable based on that. Description is all over the place, and way more specific than the name and examples. Some of the examples should go in Ridiculous Future Inflation, for starters. Is This Tropable??

edited 23rd Sep '12 2:10:18 AM by spacemarine50

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Seems like it's supposed to be about ludicrously low-value currencies. The description should probably be made more clear.
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3 AnotherDuck23rd Sep 2012 09:57:30 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]As in extreme exchange rates? Yes.

Some examples could stand being moved, though.

edited 23rd Sep '12 10:11:11 AM by AnotherDuck

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[up][up]Sounds close to Ridiculous Futureinflation.
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[up]That's only supposed to be in science fiction works extrapolating current inflation into the future, though. (Yes, I know, the examples are bad.)
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6 Xtifr23rd Sep 2012 04:13:36 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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In the Real World(tm), the term "funny money" is used for counterfeit money at least as often as it's used for valueless real currency. It may even simply mean "foreign currency".
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[up][up]Apparently not: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1348392656071780100&page=1

edited 23rd Sep '12 8:49:31 PM by spacemarine50

8 AnotherDuck23rd Sep 2012 10:04:17 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]That's your conclusion of it. The thread isn't resolved yet.
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9 m8e25th Sep 2012 03:01:00 AM from Sweden , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
I think we need an Extreme Exchange Rate(or some other name) page for money that have lots and lots of zeros and for money with a ridiculously high value. Like when three eggs costs 100 billion or when the smallest coin (1 cent) could buy a fancy dinner.

Funny money(or maybe odd tender?) would then be used for when the legal tender itself is funny(or odd). Like using cacaobeans/seashells, banknotes with funny colors/pictures, ridiculously big copper coins etc.
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@6: Agree, "funny money" is a pre-established term for counterfeit cash. That's a misuse magnet right there (actual Wick Check notwithstanding) for a trope whose definition is merely a Ridiculous Exchange Rate.
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Agreed; the current name is no good.
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I move for a rename crowner on the grounds that the title is misleading and there isn't enough usage for Name Inertia to protect it.

edited 10th Dec '12 12:57:44 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
13 lu12711th Dec 2012 07:35:00 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I s'pose.
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I feel like the relative strength of currencies could be added to this trope as well - while they often go together as when a currency gets weaker it tends to suffer hyperinflation, I'm not sure if it's really worthy of a separate trope by itself.

Could it perhaps be an internal subtrope, where currency strength is dealt with separate from exchange rate? Or should I take this elsewhere?
15 lu12726th Jan 2013 03:21:56 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bumping for votes/ alt titles.
16 lu12715th Feb 2013 06:58:07 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
17 SeptimusHeap15th Feb 2013 07:59:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Page and wicks moved, discussion, FAQ topic and Renamed Tropes tagged.
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Alternative Titles: Funny Money
11th Dec '12 7:34:48 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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