Sunday, July 02, 2006

Courtesy of the Warner Brothers?

I've spent the past week in the spectacular province of Alberta. And have LOVED it. However, when getting change I found myself startled to repeatedly hear the question, "Would you like Loonies or Toonies?" It took me a bit to understand the terms, and it made me feel a bit:

loon·y or loon·ey also lun·y (lū'nē) Informal.
adj., -i·er also -i·er, -i·est also -i·est.
Extremely foolish or silly.
Crazy; insane.n., pl. -ies also -eys, or -ies.
A foolish or crazy person.
[Shortening and alteration of
LUNATIC, or from LOON2.]

answers.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loonie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toonie