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Iris Wilde


Iris Wilde’s essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, and she also writes fiction and poetry. She works in the information technology industry in Toronto, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Wilde’s “Big Skirt,” won first prize in the 4th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest.

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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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