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Phoebe Tsang


Phoebe Tsang is a British-Canadian poet, librettist, violinist, short story writer and tarot consultant. She is the author of the poetry collection Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse (Tightrope Books, 2009). She lives in Toronto and at phoebetsang.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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