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Looney/ lunatic

Posted by SR on December 16, 2004

'Crazy as a loon' is a phrase heard often around these parts, and while this particular area has abundant lakes and loons, I have never known the loons to be crazy.
I have checked the archives and there is a vague reference to 'looney' in one previos thread. There is also a lunatic, lunar reference.
If this has already been disussed, I apologise, but, beside the obvious, is there a connection between crazy as a loon, looney and lunatic?