When I was a child I heard about how Tuareg people had something like 40 different words to say “camel” (depending on whether the camel is standing, sleeping, camel poo used for fires, etc.), and how that meant something about how important camels are in their society. Now I’m trying to come up with all the ways to say “money” (in all its forms).

I wonder what that tells us about the importance of money in our modern society.