The Nutcracker Reconsidered

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Great post, Patty. I

Great post, Patty. I especially love the part about the big-girl buddies helping the 5-year olds. Saw that once in a performance of The Magic Flute, and it was (to me, at least) the best part of the opera.

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous more than 11 years ago

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

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