As an Australian speaker, its not possible. "Awe-" rhymes with more, four and poor, whereas "ar-" has the same sound as car, spa and Panama. Our Olympic rowing team was called "the Oarsome Foursome", partly for the rhyme, plus our missing R makes "oar" and "awe" sound identical.
Even with a US "R" and mispronouncing it as W, I couldn't confuse the two. The vowel sounds are simply different.