Talk:loony left

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Not NPOV. Where's loony right? --Connel MacKenzie T C 15:33, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Wonderful demonstration of Connel's lack of real world experience. Loony Left is a common alliteration. Don't think Loony Right would work the same. --Richardb 09:04, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
What the heck has this to do with someone's real world experience? It's a UK/AU term, so it's obvious non-Britons/Australians don't know it. — Vildricianus 10:23, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Keep. It is (or was, haven't heard it in yonks) a common pejorative, much used by the gutter press. Jonathan Webley 15:38, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Keep of course. [1]. Compare with [2]. — Vildricianus 15:51, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Keep, NPOV if properly described as a perjorative. BD2412 T 22:17, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Of course keep - RfV removed. SemperBlotto 22:20, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Keep, as a very common phrase in the 1980s, but I have modded the wording to be less POV, as suggested. Will add quotes another time. Connel: there is no direct right equivalent, mainly because the phrase was chiefly used in newspapers, and the British press (at least those parts writing for people who need alliteration to remember what they think) tends toward the right. Loony lefties themselves are by definition too PC to say anything offensive about their opponents. However some of us who are more forthright would refer to the right-wing equivalent as merchant bankers. --Enginear 01:45, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
This month's phrase in the same newspapers is of course the Rooney right foot, but I hope that is stamped out long before anyone considers it worthy for setting up a header here! To anyone far enough away from Britain not to know what that's about...I wish I was too :-P --Enginear 01:45, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
There's nothing you can list as an antonym? Oh my. I do recall having heard this term once before, but that was quite a while back, here on Wiktionary (in a similar nomination a couple years ago, IIRC.) --Connel MacKenzie T C 02:11, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
What a challenge! In searching for loony left quotes, I've just found two 20th C cases (<<1%)where it was contrasted with rabid right. According to Google books, in 21st C, both phrases seem to be occasionally in use in US too (re HRC & GWB). Enginear 16:16, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
What about right-wing nutjob? Plenty of hits, as it was used in that Bush/Kerry video... BD2412 T 17:40, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
And could also be used of some rugby players, and their fouls. Enginear 16:16, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
I was just wondering - does the US have neolibs as well as neocons? SemperBlotto 11:09, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Lately, it has been either "communist" or "liberal" used as a pejorative epithet. I haven't heard "neolib" yet. --Connel MacKenzie T C 20:29, 16 June 2006 (UTC)