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Briony Penn

Briony Penn is a writer. Her work has been published in anthologies and chapter books. Her book The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan, won the 2015 BC Book Prize. She lives on Salt Spring Island, BC, and at brionypenn.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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