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Kevin Chong


Kevin Chong is a Vancouver writer and author of the novel Baroque-a-Nova (Penguin). His work has appeared recently in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star and Vancouver magazine. "Vegging Out" appears in Geist 51.

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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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