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Simon Brousseau


Simon Brousseau lives in Montréal and teaches literature at Jean-de-Brébeuf College. Synapses, which is Brousseau’s first book, was published in French by Cheval d’août in 2016 and was a finalist for the 2017 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Translation in 2019.

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

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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