This was inspired by the phrase “schnook money” that my English teacher at the time used in class one day. This was back in 2002, a few months before EU countries would stop accepting old currencies in exchange for the new Euro. My teacher explained that once they missed the deadline, anyone who didn’t make the exchange would be stuck with schnook money. That’s about it. Not really as interesting as I thought it was going to be when I started typing this paragraph.