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.
@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.
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?
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Alternative Titles: Funny Money
11th Dec '12 7:34:48 AM
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