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Isn't that a word from the deep south of the states:"Ya'll took my bawl"
We use it all the time here in Ireland."Sean fell and hurt his knee and started bawling crying."Yes, we do realise that, in effect, we just said"Sean fell and hurt his knee and started crying crying."
We use it as in"Don't start bawling"Meaning crying.Not manipulating the testicles.
Seems like we use to refer to some kids as bawl babies. Ok, ok... I was referred to as a bawl baby. Dictionary.com kicks ass.
Darn, Juggerpix beat me to it. Your post just reminded me that my mother and aunt used to admonish me not to "be a bawlbaby" if something disturbed me, didn't go my way, or generally vexed me.I had entirely forgotten this. I thought it was, perhaps, a regional, Arizona-type thing, as I've never heard it since. Til now.
It's so damn hot & humid in NYC that I want to BAWL!
I think the proper American "Deep South" usage is "I'm going to 'bawl' me some shrimp", or "I'd like a soft-bawled egg".See also "bob-war fence".
I had to look the word up, but I can now use in a sentence:"Since this weekend I have felt like bawling"I learn something new every day!
I like bawl. It's so much more expressive than cry.
It is indeed a great word of Middle English origin, the kind of eccentric, concise word that makes the English language so cool.
But not as cool as you, Moncrief.
I find some information here.
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