Airplay, do you seriously think Im some kind of idiot?
The two are damn well not the same, and I know that. However, If I drive my car across the Ambassador Bridge into Canada and buy a candy bar, and that candy bar is 1 CDN, and I pay with a Visa Check Card or something, they arent gonna withdraw ONE USD from my bank account, theyre gonna take 63 cents, because my bank account is in USD.
Ive gotten raped at exchange windows before (especially in the UK, where my 100 USD becomes 50 or so GBP.. ouch that hurts).
I say that the USD has the potential to leave the EUR in the dust because Europe's economy, to put it bluntly, isnt as explosive when it comes to growth. Everything in Europe moves slower.