See Ken Levine’s post again (emphasis mine):
I love the following shows. I really do.
The little Las Vegas police department’s annual budget must be $73 billion dollars. $72.99 billion of it going to the CSI unit. [...]
This used to amuse me when I worked in retail and some customer would write out the word “dollars” on a check, since all personal (and most business) checks I’ve ever seen had the word “dollars” printed at the end of the amount line.
I wonder if this happens with other currency symbols?