Lobster, cereal, and 6 more everyday words people around the world use to describe money

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Money Terms_Cereal Paul Blow Norway also calls their 1,000-krona note a bed sheet.

Ever asked someone to borrow a red lobster when you're short on cash?

It's the Australian way to reference a $20 note, according to giffgaff money , which recently teamed up with British artist Paul Blow to illustrate some of the craziest slang used to describe coins, cash, notes, and money in different countries around the world.

Below, learn about eight everyday words that reference money, so you won't look so confused on your trip across the pond when someone asks if you have any squids to spare.

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Norway

Norway

Norway also uses the krona, but refers to it as "gryn" (cereal) and "stål" (steal). Their 1,000-krona note is called "laken" (bed sheet).

Russia

Russia

Russians call cash cabbage or lemon.

United States

United States

Americans often call large amounts of money cheddar, dough, or clams.

Germany

Germany

"Mücken" means mosquitoes in German, but locals also may use "kohle" (coal) or "schotter" (gravel) when talking about cash.

Australia

Australia

Australians call their notes by their color: A $20 note is a "red lobster," $10 notes are "blue swimmers," and $5 notes are "pink ladies."

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Brits colloquially call pound coins squids or quid.

Spain

Spain

Although Spain has adopted the euro, "pasta" remains a popular term from their days using pesetas.

Denmark

Denmark

Denmark uses the krona and the Danish words for hundred and thousand notes are shortened from 'hundrede' to ‘hund’ (dog) and 'tusind' to ‘tudse’ (toad).

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