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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    "Exact change" usually refers to a payment of the specific amount required. Many urban bus lines in the U.S. accept "exact change only" in their fare machines, meaning that the box will accept only coins and the driver will not change paper bills.
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    In England, in Swindon in particular, it reads 'Exact fare please', or maybe that was a typical notice on the bus when I was living there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
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    In England, in Swindon in particular, it reads 'Exact fare please', or maybe that was a typical notice on the bus when I was living there.
    Guess it was about paying in exact change for the fare when you were riding the bus somewhere..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I paid for pizza $15 in exact change." If I paid $20 for a pizza that costs 15, could I say that I got $5 back in exact change meaning that I was not shortchanged?
    The answer is quite logical.

    Saying that you got back "$5 in exact change" would be odd because you normally expect to receive the exact amount of change back. Why would they give you more or less? Then they'd have to give you additional money, or you'd have to give them back some... So you only specify when something abnormal happened -- shortchanged. Interestingly, there's no opposite for that.

    But as a customer you can give them more than the amount required and they'll give you change. That's part of the "service". Requirement for exact change is normally not assumed.

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    @freezframe: -- shortchanged. Interestingly, there's no opposite for that.

    The closest term I can think of is the one I would use myself if I got too much change back I've been undercharged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    @freezframe: -- shortchanged. Interestingly, there's no opposite for that.

    The closest term I can think of is the one I would use myself if I got too much change back I've been undercharged.
    I would say "I'm having a good day".

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