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Randall Maggs


Randall Maggs is a poet, an editor, the artistic director of  Newfoundland’s March Hare Festival and  a professor of literature at Memorial University. His most recent collection is Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems (Brick Books, 2008).

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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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