Fun_People Archive
26 Feb
Distinctly Canadian

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 96 23:47:09 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Distinctly Canadian

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: "Steve Fraser" <>
Forwarded-by: jar@colossus.Storz.Com (Alan Ritter)
Forwarded-by: (Arthur B. Smith)

For several years now in Canada we have had an one dollar coin with a
picture of the Queen on one side and a loon on the other.  This coin has
been nicknamed the "loonie".

The Royal Canadian Mint has just issued a Canadian coin to replace our
distinctive two dollar bills.  It also has the picture of the Queen on
one side and a polar bear this time on the other side.  There has been
great speculation as to what nickname would be suitable... twooney,
doublooney, etc. have all been suggested.  But the funniest one that I
have heard so far is the "moonie"... cuz there is a Queen on one side
with a bear behind :)

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