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Katharine O'Flynn


Katharine O’Flynn’s work has been published in In Other Words: New English Writing from Quebec, published by Véhicule Press (2008 ). For more, visit vehiculepress.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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