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Julie Vella


Julie Vella lives and writes in North Vancouver. She has had two other stories published in Geist: "Spring Cleaning" (No.26) and "Berry Season" (No.28).

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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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