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Elizabeth Bachinsky


Elizabeth Bachinsky is author of Home of Sudden Service published by Nightwood in 2006. Her work also appeared in Geist 41. She lives in Vancouver.

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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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