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Postby Amirya » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:17 pm

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Amirya wrote:I'll admit, it took me forever to learn how to freakin' count money. US currency makes no sense to me.


Wait.... what? Why? We have one of the most easy to understand currency systems in the history of currency. You want to talk confusing? Go deal with pre-decimal system British Pounds, Or Colonial Spanish Silver, or *shudders* Pre-WWII Currency systems found in the far east.

Because at the time I was learning to count money, I was used to a number system based on increments of 10. Then it was time to learn that it's not based on increments of 10, but on increments of 5. But only in some cases, not all. Except where the fucking penny is involved.

And that the bigger the coin, the more it's worth, except for the dime, which is smaller, but still worth more than a penny or a nickel.

I can do money just fine now, but back then? Ugh.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Flex » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:33 pm

Me to my nephew: Do you want a quarter, a dime and 2 nickels or this 1 dollar bill?
My nephew: The coins!
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Aubade » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:25 am

I don't understand how U.S. currency could be confusing..but maybe that's just me.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Lightbeard » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:13 am

Aubade wrote:I don't understand how U.S. currency could be confusing..but maybe that's just me.


We are a bit bias :roll:
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby bldavis » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:05 pm

Lightbeard wrote:
Aubade wrote:I don't understand how U.S. currency could be confusing..but maybe that's just me.


We are a bit bias :roll:

after all im sure if we had grown up with the british pound, or pretty much any other currency system we have bitched about, we would find that easy.

and honestly i understand how US coinage is confusing

nickel - a metal
dime - based on latin?
quarter - AH HA! its 1/4 dollar!
50cent peice - um...huh? (cent is also based on latin for 1/100 iirc)
penny - girls name?

at least our dollars are easy...until you get into slang

Benjamin's anyone?
ive also heard "Mr. Lincoln's"
and what in the world is a G-Note if you dont speak american?
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Koatanga » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:51 pm

I grew up in America and never head of a G-note. I've heard of a C-note, being C for Cent meaning 100.

"Benjamins" would be for Mr. Franklin, whose portrait graces the $100 bill. Lincoln is on the $5 bill.

Part of the issue with US currency is the incongruity between the coins and bills. You have the 25-cent coin, but the $20 bill. Then there's the fact that the dime is smaller than the nickel, and that all the paper money is the same size.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Arnock » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:22 pm

Every country has slang for their currency, but I wouldn't expect that foreigners would really need to know every little word that someone, somewhere has come up with.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Belloc » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:36 pm

I think looking at the coins and bills is probably why anyone would have trouble with it. I can't imagine how anyone would have trouble if you explained it by the numbers.

Dollar = 100 cents.
Penny = 1 cent, nickel = 5 cents, dime = 10 cents, quarter = 25 cents.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Koatanga » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:09 pm

Belloc wrote:I think looking at the coins and bills is probably why anyone would have trouble with it. I can't imagine how anyone would have trouble if you explained it by the numbers.


Well, the dime is completely inexplicable by any measurement. It is smaller than both the penny and the nickel, and does not say on it anywhere how many cents or what fraction of a dollar it is worth. It just says "ONE DIME" on the back.

As far as explaining it by the numbers goes, you can't really because none of the US coins have numbers relating to their worth on them. The penny says "ONE CENT", the nickel says "FIVE CENTS", the dime says "ONE DIME", the quarter says "QUARTER DOLLAR"... For a non english-reading person, it would not be intuitive at all.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Aubade » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:06 pm

Koatanga wrote:I grew up in America and never head of a G-note.


1,000 dollar bill.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby bldavis » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:14 pm

Aubade wrote:
Koatanga wrote:I grew up in America and never head of a G-note.


1,000 dollar bill.

ya

that and i was tired when i typed and meant to put c-note
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Garov » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:52 am

Reasons why trying to explain Star Wars magic other than saying "a wizard did it" was a bad move.

If force users understand that these midochlorians affect your sensitivity, where are the intrepid Jedi/Sith scientists manipulating midochlorian counts in others? Removing these little god molecules and transplanting them into someone else? It never made sense to me if they understood how they were wizards, why a bad guy isn't trying to make himself a more powerful wizard.

Also where the hell are the Jedi's breeding program? Again, they understand midochlorians affect sensitivity. You can't tell me they wouldn't start some kind of Bene Gesserit Kwizatz Haderach breeding plan. At the very least track geneology of force users.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Arnock » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:03 am

Luckily, Mr. lucas realized that mistake at least, and they never mentioned them again.
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Lightbeard » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:25 am

http://www.cracked.com/article_19435_6- ... iting.html

Cracked put up another good article on plotholes
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Re: Plotholes You Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Postby Aubade » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:59 am

But that's why god invented Gravity acel/decelerators.
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