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Miriam Libicki

Miriam Libicki is the creator of the Israeli Army memoir jobnik! and the book of drawn essays Toward A Hot Jew (recipient of the 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature). She is currently a cartoonist in residence at la Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême, France, where she is working on her upcoming graphic novel Glasnost Kids: How Post-Soviet Child Refugees and Other Schmoes in our Thirties are Saving/Killing Judaism.

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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. 

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