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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 02:00 PM
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To me, it is just another example of of how Americans think they rule the world, when in actuality, the world is tremendously varied, not only in terms of currencies.>

Tell that to Donald Trump.

There is no 'rule' that tells you the answer.>

I was just fooling you know.

But since this is an American site - from the U.S. -I think it is up to those with different types of dollars to say that or have it assumed we are talking about U S dollars.

Or when some uses 'pounds' there they should say British pounds lest it be mixed up with:

Egyptian pound
Lebanese pound
South Sudanese pound
Sudanese pound
Syrian pound
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 02:31 PM
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Maybe this is not nice to say but you are -- okay, it is better to be nice.

Everybody who talks about dollars in Italy is talking about American dollars. If they are from Canada or New Zeland they tell you. They tell you that they are talking about Canada dollars. It is the same with the pound. Everybody knows you are talking about the UK pound. OK? People who don't use the UK pound tell you.

You don't need to pretend you don't understand.

When I go to America I don't think about dollars. I think about euros! The money in my bank is euros! When I look at the hotel price or the menu I think: "Is this okay to spend?" When I remember that dollars = euros it is simple.

You want to teach people like they are dogs. They are not dogs. They are people going to another country. There is nothing wrong with Americans. They are nice people. If they have a little money they like to go to Europe or Asia or South America to see history and things that are beautiful. I don't know what is wrong with you.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 02:42 PM
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I now figure out St Cirq what you are saying. I am sorry my language is not so good that I understand you the first time. So now I can answer you.

Americans who come to Italy to see a lake? It is their world too. The politicians divide up the world and say "you can't come here" but everybody owns the whole world. Are you a politician? Everybody has to pass your test to come to Italy? Everybody has to think like you?

There is nothing wrong to come to Italy if you don't speak Italian or you think about dollars or yen or pesos and not euros. DOn't let people make you believe this. Everybody shares the world. The Alps and the lakes belong to everybody. Maybe you can only visit for a few days. Maybe you don't speak Italian or a European language.. But we are happy you come to see the lakes and the mountains. We have ONE world. ONE planet. For EVERYBODY.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 03:15 PM
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I still think about Lira!
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Pal - I was clearing out a drawer the other day, and I found some lira.
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"Everybody who talks about dollars in Italy is talking about American dollars."

"It is the same with the pound. Everybody knows you are talking about the UK pound."

Umm, that may be so massimop but we are not in Italy! We are in an internet forum. Do you really want to try and say that everyone who posts in an internet forum and writes, '$100' is talking about US dollars?

What I think you are really saying is that every time YOU read $100 in this forum, YOU think they mean US dollars. That simply is not the case.

PalenQ, you wrote, "But since this is an American site - from the U.S. -I think it is up to those with different types of dollars to say that or have it assumed we are talking about U S dollars."

You can 'think' whatever you want but the question is, whether it is what everyone does and I 'think' you know that it is not. A Canadian or Australian, etc. can as easily write '$100' without regard to whether people will know which currency he is talking about. If this was a forum visited only by Americans, your thinking would make sense but it is a forum visited by all kinds of nationalities including Italians like Massimop who think $100 always means USD.

I don't agree with StCirq that an assumption about currency is an indication of Americans thinking the world revolves around America. I have seen just as many Canadians and Australians write '$100' meaning in their currency and not making that clear.

What I see is that posters from all countries are as likely to post in their local currency without making it clear what currency that is, rather than converting to the currency of the place they are talking about travelling to.

So I think that everyone should avoid all this potential confusion and talk about money in the currency of the place they plan to travel to. If you are going to visit Switzerland, don't write, '$100', write how much that is in Swiss Francs.

Example, I'm looking for a hotel suggestion in Zurich and my budget is 150 CHF.' N confusion possible by anyone.

There are other travel forums where any time someone writes about a currency other than the currency of the place they are talking about visiting, they get 10 responses telling them to 'do the conversion and tell us in local currency.'
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