Well dont be making fun of our canadian currency. I very much prefer it over american currency. The number one reason is we actually have life in our money. I am sorry to say, but green is boring. Also the bills are better when different colours because it allows you to tell them apart.
What other names do you suggest? Its no different then calling one of your bills a lincon. Seeing as our coin has a loon on it, a loonie is appropriate. I dont see anything wrong with such names or how it evokes hilarity.
I think you must be mistakenly assuming that I'm an American. I'll keep "making fun of our
canadian currency" as long as I find the names rediculous. I can't believe people can get so offended by my belief loonie and twoonie sound stupid.
I'm a Canadian citizen by birth. I didn't know citizenship was a prerequisite to having an opinion on Canadian affairs.
Moving back on topic though, I doubt there's much chance of the American one dollar coin becoming popular unless they discontinue the bill and replace it with the coin, as they did here in Canada.[/edit]