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Lisa Moore


Lisa Moore writes a biweekly column for the Globe and Mail. Her previous book, Open, was a finalist for the 2002 Giller Prize. She lives in St. John’s.

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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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