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Old 12-26-2018, 11:08 AM   #43
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I don't think there would be the same level of confusion about this if the Canadian currency was called something other than "dollar." Try thinking of it as a Euro or pound or peso or whatever.


from early Flemish or Low German daler, from German T(h)aler, short for Joachimsthaler, a coin from the silver mine of Joachimsthal (‘Joachim's valley’), now Jáchymov in the Czech Republic. The term was later applied to a coin used in the Spanish American colonies, which was also widely used in the British North American colonies at the time of the American Revolution, hence adopted as the name of the US monetary unit in the late 18th century.


So, what do you suggest the US call their "dollar"?
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So, what do you suggest the US call their "dollar"?
I have a few thoughts on this, but if I said them I might have to moderate myself.
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from early Flemish or Low German daler, from German T(h)aler, short for Joachimsthaler, a coin from the silver mine of Joachimsthal (‘Joachim's valley’), now Jáchymov in the Czech Republic. The term was later applied to a coin used in the Spanish American colonies, which was also widely used in the British North American colonies at the time of the American Revolution, hence adopted as the name of the US monetary unit in the late 18th century.


So, what do you suggest the US call their "dollar"?
I say leave it alone and tolerate the adorable attempt at emulation.


To coin a phrase...
"You would have to be Loonie" to change it now since it was around for about eighty years before the CAD, and the CAD $1 is no longer in print.


I've seen some Canadian printed money and it made me wonder what you use when playing Monopoly?
Tiny GreenBacks??
Now I just wonder if they make a version of Monopoly with a debit card reader instead of cash?
I've heard they do!



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Having all your bills look pretty much the same is brilliant.
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Having all your bills look pretty much the same is brilliant.
I think I get your point but I always wondered why there was no "Sarcasm" font! Hey! How about bold Italics in green?
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I think I get your point but I always wondered why there was no "Sarcasm" font! Hey! How about bold Italics in green?

I suggested to admin long ago that they update the emoticons and label them properly, but nothing has happened.
On the Escape forum, which is also owned by Social Knowledge, they are arranged better, including a thumbs up icon in the main selection.
That's my two cents. ��
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Yankee is generally considered to be a deragatory expression and should not be confused with the nickname used by other countries for all citizens of the USA. What seems like small differences in words do matter. I am sure you will have no trouble making the switch to using the word that is closer to your actual intent of meaning.
Yes, "Yankee" is a common name in the southern US to describe people from the northern US in a not too positive light.....
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Yes some citizens in the USA often act as it they invented everything but of course they did not.

From Wikipedia
Dollar (often represented by the dollar sign $) is the name of more than 20 currencies, including those of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Liberia, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States, whose US dollar is also the official currency of Caribbean Netherlands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Panama, and Zimbabwe.


This reminds me of being back in school during the days when I was taking classes in Spanish. My teacher made it very clear about how other countries on this continent felt about the citizens of the USA calling themselves Americans and at the same time implying that all of the other countries in the Americas had no right to call themselves by that same name. Of course the citizens of Canada, of Mexico, of all the countries in central and south American are also Americans and have every right to use that word to define where they live as much as we in the United States of America do.
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I don't see that the purchase of an Escape constitutes a discount for American buyers. The price is in Canadian dollars and is the same for everyone. The price is set by determining a market price which will be tolerated.
If I sold stocks or bonds or rupees, or baseball cards to buy an Escape, I would have to sell an amount which would yield the equivalent of the number of Canadian Dollars sufficient to pay for the trailer, no more no less. The same is true for USDs. A Canadian with 20% more Canadian Dollars than I have US Dollars must use the same amount of buying power as I to get an Escape.
The amount you save or speculate to arrive at the purchase price is as irrelevant as the amount of work you had to perform to acquire it.





BTW... Not all U.S. Citizens are Yankees!
I also don’t see how buying a trailer priced in Canadian Dollars and paying in USD is a discount . Whether you pay in CND’s or USD’s the value of the currency exchanged for the trailer is exactly the same .
Escape is not giving Americans a break on the price .
If Escape priced their trailers in Mexican Pesos would US citizens be getting a 90% discount ?.
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Of course the citizens of Canada, of Mexico, of all the countries in central and south American are also Americans and have every right to use that word to define where they live as much as we in the United States of America do.

As "the world's greatest democracy" you guys should call yourselves "Democrats".
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Whether you pay in CND’s or USD’s the value of the currency exchanged for the trailer is exactly the same .

Well, if the Canadian dollar falls by one cent against the US dollar, you save hundreds of dollars. Maybe not a discount, but feels like one, I expect.
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Well, if the Canadian dollar falls by one cent against the US dollar, you save hundreds of dollars. Maybe not a discount, but feels like one, I expect.
If I purchase my trailer today and the exchange rate is 80% and two weeks from now it drops to 75% does that mean someone stole / cheated me out of $2000 ?
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If I purchase my trailer today and the exchange rate is 80% and two weeks from now it drops to 75% does that mean someone stole / cheated me out of $2000 ?
Nope, just means you were on the wrong side of the exchange. Although it could just as easily fall from 75% to 70%. Did you make money? No, you just spend less to get the same thing.
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If it's too confusing Steve, just send your money to me and I'll take care of it.
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