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Alison McCreesh

Alison McCreesh is an artist and illustrator. Her work has appeared in Up Here and Up Here Business and has been shown at galleries in Northwest Territories, Quebec and the Yukon. She lives in Yellowknife.

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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. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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