Much of my current work in progress is set in France, and I keep thinking about how cool it would be to say "francs" when talking about money. What a source of flavor! What a brilliant way to say, "Hell yeah, we're in France, and we do French things here." Too bad--they don't exist anymore! Meanwhile, I refuse to use the word "euros" in the text, because it's just so lame. I consistently avoid it by saying "bills," or "cash," or pretty much anything else on earth as long as I can get away with not using "euros" to describe money. Fuck the euro!