The title of this post isn’t doesn’t refer to the random observations (like “it strikes me that Hungarian ceilings are really, really high, and modern buildings often fit three floors in the height of two old ones”) that I post on days when I haven’t done anything of general interest, although today is one, but to the now-defunct hundredth of a forint, called a filler. I saw a 50-filler coin a few weeks ago, but was reminded of it today when, in my backpack, I found an American dime, and couldn’t believe how small it was. We really use those things? If so, why wasn’t I surprised by the hugeness of Hungarian coins when I came here?

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