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Mary W. Walters


Mary W. Walters is the author of two novels, The Woman Upstairs and Bitters, and a collection of short stories, Cool. Her story “Machisma” won honourable mention in the 4th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. She lives in Saskatoon and at marywwalters.com. She blogs about books at Mary W. Walters: On Books.

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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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