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The accepted spelling of the word is "loonie" in Canada. I'm unable to check the script or closed captioning for this episode to verify the intended spelling here, though. And who knows, maybe the spelling has changed by the 24th Century.

  • According to the script, he said "My lucky looney." --Alan del Beccio 22:35, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
    • Fair enough
      • the episode wasn't written in the 24th century. --Babaganoosh 05:20, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Uh, canon is what appears on the screen. Sometimes the script can clarify it (if dialogue can't quite be heard), but I think these quibbles are irrelevant to whether or not Eddington was talking about the same coin--and seem quite "out of universe." At the very least, the spelling was never made part of the story.

Also, it's really dumb to say that the spelling "could have been forgotten." Good grief. We still know how (actually, how many ways) Shakespeare spelled things in his day. Instead, spelling conventions may have changed over the years. 151.152.101.44 23:36, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Why does the article identify the coin with the 22nd century? The coin was used in the 20th century (late 1980s onward). For all we know, no Earth nation had coins in general issue and usage in the 22nd century - everybody was part of a cashless society. GCapp1959 00:10, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Because the only canon reference to it is from the 22nd century. The fact is that history in Trek and the real world are not identical, so we can only say with certainty "22nd century." --OuroborosCobra talk 02:31, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

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