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Barbara Black

Barbara Black’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and CV2. She’s currently working on a microfiction manuscript. She lives in Victoria, BC, and at barbarablack.ca

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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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