Posted by Woll on June 17, 1999 at 20:37:26 from 220.127.116.11:
In Reply to: Another unAmerican word - question posted by Anne LeVeque on June 16, 1999 at 22:04:52:
I believe that loon is of Norse derivation ('loomr', or something like that), and is used in Canada and the US.
Does anyone know whether 'loon' is used anywhere in The British Isles? I guess that it may be used locally, in places that were settled by the Norse.
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