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Annabel Lyon


Annabel Lyon is the author of The Sweet Girl, The Golden Mean (which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize) All-Season Edie, The Best Thing For You and Oxygen. She has published numerous shorter works in periodicals, including Geist, where she wrote a regular column for three years. She lives in New Westminster. Visit her at annabellyon.blogspot.com.

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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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