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Karl Kessler

Karl Kessler is a researcher and writer in the heritage field. He and his wife have coordinated the annual architecture and heritage event Doors Open Waterloo Region since 2003. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

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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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