Just a stray thought, excuse me if its been posted/debated/solved before. All through Red Dwarf, from series 1 on, the only currency/money we hear about is "DollarPounds". I have all the series and the first two novels and nowhere can I remember seeing any other currency. In the earlier series the corridor's are marked in English and Esperanto which to ME at least , imply a main language and a secondary one. Take your pick which is which. SO...... In the Red Dwarf universe has the U.S. and the U.K. merged (dollarpound , English language, Lister having both the Union Jack and the American flag on his "bike") and the rest of the world is doing ....whatever ..... or is there a World government hence Esperanto? The crew never mentions any "other" countries except for the off world ones. Anyway, as I said , just a stray thought. Anybody have the "answer" or any ideas? Have I missed something somewhere?