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Ishmael Alunik


Ishmael Alunik is an Inuvialuit elder who lives in Inuvik. He worked as a CBC radio announcer in the Inuvialuit language for seventeen years, and he is the author of Call Me Ishmael: Memories of an Inuvialuit Elder.

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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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