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Robert Hunter


Robert Hunter, cofounder and first president of Greenpeace, was named one of the ten eco-heroes of the twentieth century by Time magazine. He is a veteran writer, broadcaster and speaker, and winner of a Governor General’s Award for his book Occupied Canada (1991). He lives in Toronto.

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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. 

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