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Chris made a good point about using the trope-erific “creds” and “credits” being used in place of “dollars” in fells; gate. As I am always looking for ways to subvert tropes, so I have to admit, it is pretty cliché to have elected to use those words. Shame on me.
So, in addition to all of the other things I am doing to avoid writing the next sequence, I am toying around with two words to replace “creds”. The one that grabs me because it starts to fall into the retro elements (c. 1880s) about to make an appearance is “scrip”. But here is my conundrum: I also like the older word it came from, the Old Norse “skreppa”.
The question then: Does “skreppa” sound like I am trying too hard and I should use “scrip”? My gut says yes, but my romantic side says “go for skreppa”.