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Gary Barwin


Gary Barwin is a writer, composer and performer who lives in Hamilton, Ontario.  His most recent book is frogments from the pool (with derek beaulieu, Mercury Press).  He can be found at garybarwin.com and  at serifofnottingham.blogspot.com.

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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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