A couple of weeks ago, David commented that he is sometimes confused when people use the word "bucks" to refer to currency other than our own U.S. dollar. He's got a certain sense of the meaning of "buck," of its value, and he finds himself surprised for a moment when it's used to mean something else.
I didn't think much of the comment - I didn't see why it would be such a big deal. But then I was happily reading the movie site Passion for Cinema when I suffered a case of mental whiplash upon encountering the following:
But the fan is pissed off. Like hell. It takes a lot of hard work to earn money and then to pay 500 bucks for a movie ticket shows passion. and what does the fan get in return - crap.
500 bucks for a movie ticket??? It took me a moment longer than it should have to remember what I was reading: that's 500 Rupees .