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19/10/2015 13:11 BST | Updated 19/10/2015 13:59 BST

Backing For Australian Dollars To Be Renamed 'Dollarydoos' Reaches 50,000 People

Tens of thousands of people have backed a campaign to change Australia's national currency to 'Dollarydoos'.

In a bid to save their countries 'plummeting commodity prices', 53,000 want to add a 'Simpsons' reference on to Australia's legal tender in the hope of driving up interest in their economy.

The petition's founder, Thomas Probst, pleaded with signatories to recruit more backers so "our nation's leaders" will "finally act on this important issue".

The 'Dollarydoos' name is in reference to an old 'Simpsons' Australian-themed episode.

"Due to global commodity prices plummeting, the Australian economy is struggling," Probst wrote.

"That's why we need something to stimulate the Australian economy and that something is changing the name of the Australian currency to 'Dollarydoos'.

He added: "This will make millions of people around the world want to get their hands on some Australian currency due to the real life Simpsons reference, driving up the value of the Australian currency.

"If the leaders of this great nation have any common sense at all, they will introduce legislation to parliament to change the name of our currency as soon as possible."

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