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Evel Economakis


Evel Economakis writes and teaches English in Russia. He is the author of six books, including From Peasant to Petersburger (Macmillan). "Shakedown in St Petersburg" appears in Geist 48. "The Best Banya in Town," a story about a bathhouse in St. Petersburg, appears in Geist 44. "Lineup" appears in Geist 39.

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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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