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Gwen Benaway


Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. Her poetry and essays have been published in national publications and anthologies including the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and CBC Arts

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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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