Talk:toon

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"Toon" is Canadian slang for their two-dollar coin.

Must be pretty rare usage. I've never heard it, and I live in Canada. Maybe some people use it as a short form of "Toonie", which came from the one dollar coin, which has been out a lot longer and because the early ones all had pictures of the loon on them, they got to be known as "loonies". So, naturally, later, when the two dollar bill was discontinued in favour of the two dollar coin, the two dollar coin became known as a "toonie" (even though it had pictures of one or more Polar Bears [[1]] on the side opposite the image of the Queen of Canada [[2]]). Garth of the Forest (talk) 03:06, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: February–March 2018[edit]

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Informal: A person whose actions are not predictable, as they are not based on reason. Equinox 17:16, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

cited. Kiwima (talk) 20:45, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
I don't know... the cites are fine but all four are for "loon(e)y toon", seemingly a fixed phrase. (We do have an entry for looney tunes.) There's no evidence that "toon" can stand alone in this sense. Equinox 21:13, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
I agree that this sense is pretty much always loon{e}y toon, but "loonier than a toon" doesn't quite fit the fixed phrase. Kiwima (talk) 01:24, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
I often use that kind of citation to counter easy claims of setness. But a few instances of playing off a set phrase don't really argue against the setness of the phrase. In this case, loonier than a toon seems to play off both looney tunes and crazy as a loon and exploit the use of toon in the Roger Rabbit films.
Unfortunately, this kind of discussion is difficult to resolve as it depends on taste, style, and regional or personal lect. The 'lemming' principle is helpful: if any other dictionary or glossary has the definition, perhaps it isn't worth arguing against it. The absence of any such dictionary or glossary is (weak) evidence against the definition, but we still end up in a vote.
My vote is to discount loonier than a toon. DCDuring (talk) 14:32, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
I have added an only in to the entry. RFV-resolved Kiwima (talk) 20:38, 7 March 2018 (UTC)