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Ola Szczecinska


Ola Szczecinska was born in Poland and immigrated to Toronto with her family in 1984. She completed an MA in History at the University of Toronto. She moved overseas to teach ESL and began to write short stories. When she returned to Canada she continued to write, while working in bars and bush camps. She lives in Madawaska Valley, Ontario.

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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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