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Jen Osborne

Jen Osborne is a Canadian photojournalist whose work has appeared in national and international publications, including MacLean’s, Mother Jones, Stern, Vice, Rolling Stone, GQ, Maisonneuve and Geist. She was a 2019 winner of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward award for emerging photographers. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

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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