Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 1 year ago

    @shep4u

    Yup: some people pronounce balm as BAHM – with a ‘long A’ sound.

  2. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, about 1 year ago

    Anti anxst balm?
    I thought you said anti tank bomb, boobies.

  3. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 year ago

    How can Agnes rub in any balm with those gloves?

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @shep4u

    “This must be an American joke…Balm(BARM) sounds like Bomb(BOM)”
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    All good things are American or Australian.
    Why would “balm” be pronounced “barm”?
    ball-m is the way I most often hear it but bom would also make sense to me.
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    Admittedly “bomb” has that “b” on the end but we sometimes don’t pronounce it, so bom would be a reasonable pronounciation.
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    One thing to keep in mind is that there is nobody in the USA who can actually say “This is the right way to pronounce that word.” or “That is the wrong way to pronounce that word.”
    Or more precisely, there are over 300 million who can say either or both of those things, just can’t enforce it. Teachers teach the most commonly accepted pronounciations but often they are wrong (defined as "not agreeing with MY way._)
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    I hope Trout gets her bomb
    Much more fun to use than balm.
    and probably just as good for the skin

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    “Balm balm balm, balm balm Iran”
    Yeah, it still works.

  6. ladymadcat

    ladymadcat said, about 1 year ago

    I would hope that when Agnes grows up, she will be incredibly successful, and become her principal’s boss! Now that would be balm for the soul!

  7. ladymadcat

    ladymadcat said, about 1 year ago

    Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice!

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @shep4u

    Yes, " a bomb in Gilead." Etc.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    Adding letters like “r” in Washington" is one error but it is a regional error. Think the Kennedy twang.

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “David, did you know there’s no “r” in Chicargo?"
    .
    “Yes, I did, Daddy. Strange isn’t it.”
    .
    Of course the truth is it isn’t an error, just unreasonable but people can communicate however they/we wish, even if they DON’T talk with a proper Southern accent as nature intended.

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