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Friday, May 04, 2012

Tugriks?

I was typing the Italian word "tugurio" on my iPhone, and it suggested that what I had really meant to type was "tugriks."

Tugriks? What the heck is that? And is it really more likely than "tugurio"?

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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_t%C3%B6gr%C3%B6g

    "money is the answer for everything" (Ecl. 10:19 NIV)

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  2. Ok, a bit of cultural information. The tögrög was the currency of Soviet controlled Monlgolia, tightly connencted with the Soviet Finnance system. As such, in jargon Russian "tugrik" became synonymous with any nonconvertible foreign currency. As such "tugriks" stand for "black money".

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