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Renaming: Funny Money get usage counts

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

Ecce Homo Superior
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 Another Duck, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 9:57:30 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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.
Ecce Homo Superior
[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 Xtifr, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 4:13:36 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".
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
[up][up]Apparently not:

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

 8 Another Duck, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 10:04:17 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
[up]That's your conclusion of it. The thread isn't resolved yet.
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 9 m8e, Tue, 25th Sep '12 3:01:00 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.
Ecce Homo Superior
Agreed; the current name is no good.
(it's David Bowie)
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 lu 127, Tue, 11th Dec '12 7:35:00 AM from the Forest of Thorns 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 lu 127, Sat, 26th Jan '13 3:21:56 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bumping for votes/ alt titles.
 16 lu 127, Fri, 15th Feb '13 6:58:07 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling for Ridiculous Exchange Rates.
 17 Septimus Heap, Fri, 15th Feb '13 7:59:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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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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