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Loonie

Informal for the Canadian dollar. The term comes from the picture of the common loon, a Canadian bird, on the reverse of the one-dollar coin. The nickname originated in 1987 with the introduction of this coin. See also: Greenback.
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The catchprase was 'we are loonies and we are proud' and that, in a way, is still my message - for people to say 'I refuse for others and their attitudes to make me feel bad about myself.
And they have remained faithful to their long-standing mantra: 'Vote for Insanity - you know it makes sense.' Long live the Loonies!
They call themselves 'the Loonies' and they're a throwback to the team from the 1987 movie.
Lynch (Alfie Allen) is the Brit member of the Loonies; Allen plays Theon Greyjoy on HBO's 'Game of Thrones.'
One thing's for sure, when it comes to thinking outside the box, the fringe candidates are in a class of their own: To combat global warming and climate change, say the Monster Raving Loonies, all buildings should be fitted with air conditioning units on the outside.
Maybe the biofuels companies have evidence to allay my concerns, but at the moment the "loonies" sound convincing.
"When they go back to the others, who are what we call the loonies, they tear it up.
What those loony liberals here are seeing, and loonies in California will also see, is that gay marriage is no different from heterosexual marriage.
His telephone message to an ally in the Gem State included his dismay at what "the loonies in Idaho" were doing.
loonies. Would you be paranoid if you decided not to be in the mail September 11 next year?
Then again, he might have trouble persuading the loonies that being seen with him wouldn't tarnish their serious image.
THE Monster Raving Loony Party has split down the middle - because the loonies say that it's become just too serious.