Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, almost 3 years ago

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

  2. rshive

    rshive said, almost 3 years ago

    How can Agnes rub in any balm with those gloves?

  3. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 3 years ago

    “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

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

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

  5. ladymadcat

    ladymadcat said, almost 3 years 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!

  6. ladymadcat

    ladymadcat said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice!

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 3 years ago

    “David, did you know there’s no “r” in Chicargo?"
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    “Yes, I did, Daddy. Strange isn’t it.”
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    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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