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Robert Allen


Robert Allen was a novelist and poet. His books include Napoleon’s Retreat (Livres DC Books) and Magellan’s Clouds (Signal Editions). He taught creative writing at Concordia University and edited the arts and literary journal Matrix until he passed away in 2006.

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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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