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Monica Kidd


Monica Kidd is the author of several books, most recently the poetry collection Handfuls of Bone, to be published by Gaspereau Press in 2012. Her work-in-progress is a book about hospital food. She lives and works as a physician in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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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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