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Caroline Adderson


Caroline Adderson is a Vancouver novelist and short-story writer. Her novel The Sky Is Falling was a Globe and Mail Top 100 and Quill and Quire Best Book of 2010. For more, visit carolineadderson.com.

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

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. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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