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Re: interesin' factoids

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Sunday, August 6, 2000, 4:04
On Sat, 5 Aug 2000, Steg Belsky wrote:

>On Fri, 4 Aug 2000 23:36:55 -0400 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes: >> But I've never encountered a bill, and I strongly suspect that if >> someone attempted to use a Canadian bill they would be rejected, yet >> coins no one thinks twice about. >> >> -- >> AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor >- > >This is a big problem in Binghamton, where i go to college. The change >machines in the University Union building routinely slip a Canadian >quarter in with the American ones, and yet they're the only machines on >campus that can't tell the difference - you try to use one of the >Canadian quarters in a snack or laundry machine, and it rejects them!
I can use loonies in at least some dollar accepting machines here in Maryland. They won't take Canadian quarters, though. We even get the occasional Canadian penny in change. This phenomenon is rather more common along the border. In Masena (when I'm in Masena, anyway) I regulary get Canadian quarters and dimes as well as as pennies and nickels. I'm told this is common in Uppermichigania and other border areas as well. It's only a hassle because the two dollars are so far apart in value. Padraic.
> >-Stephen (Steg) > "verbing weirds language." ~ calvin (& hobbes) >