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    A dad walks into a market with his young son. The kid is holding a
    loonie.

    Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face. The dad
    realizes the boy has swallowed the coin and starts panicking, shouting for
    help. A well dressed, attractive, but serious looking woman in a blue
    business suit is sitting at a coffee bar in the market reading her
    newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee.

    At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts her coffee cup down
    on the saucer, neatly folds the newspaper and places it on the counter,
    gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried, across the market.

    Reaching the boy, the woman carefully takes hold of the boy's
    testicles and starts to squeeze, gently at first and then ever more
    firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up
    the coin, which the woman deftly catches in her free hand.

    Releasing the boy, the woman hands the coin to the father and walks
    back to her seat in the coffee bar without saying a word. As soon as he
    is sure that his son has suffered no lasting ill effects, the father
    rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, I've never seen
    anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are you a doctor?

    "No," the woman replies, "I work for Revenue Canada".
    I do what I can.

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    Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

    I suspect this is very funny. But as a yankee, I need the Cliff's Notes.
    What is a loonie, and what is Revenue Canada?
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    • #3
      Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

      A loonie is a one dollar canadian coin.



      Revenue Canada is the same as the IRS.
      I do what I can.

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      • #4
        Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

        As soon as I saw the word 'loonie' I scrolled down a bit to see who didn't get it. :D

        Only in Canada indeed. In the U.S., they would've let the kid suffocate so the father couldn't claim the dependency deduction any longer, and retrieved the coin at the wake.

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        • #5
          Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

          Originally posted by MagnaCentipede View Post
          As soon as I saw the word 'loonie' I scrolled down a bit to see who didn't get it. :D

          Only in Canada indeed. In the U.S., they would've let the kid suffocate so the father couldn't claim the dependency deduction any longer, and retrieved the coin at the wake.
          ROFL. Nasty!

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          • #6
            Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

            Originally posted by HSantal View Post
            A loonie is a one dollar canadian coin.
            So named by the public, because of the loon on the front, in case that wasn't obvious. ;)

            The two dollar coin somehow got the name toonie to follow the pattern. I didn't like it at first, but sometimes resistance really is futile. "loonie" and "toonie" are as much a part of the language in Canada now as "nickle" and "dime".
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            • #7
              Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

              Originally posted by icky View Post
              So named by the public, because of the loon on the front, in case that wasn't obvious. ;)

              The two dollar coin somehow got the name toonie to follow the pattern. I didn't like it at first, but sometimes resistance really is futile. "loonie" and "toonie" are as much a part of the language in Canada now as "nickle" and "dime".
              It kinda makes cutesy sense like 'two-nie'
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              • #8
                Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

                Originally posted by P8riot View Post
                It kinda makes cutesy sense like 'two-nie'
                And for your enjoyment, other names that were suggested when the coin was first issued :row__644:


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                • #9
                  Re: Unique first aid... only in Canada

                  I have a Twoonie in my big box of neat coins. Picked it up in Alaska.

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