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Blowtorch I can't get an obvious meaning for this sentence: "His irony was as subtle as a blowtorch" The words are clear but the meaning is not ! :/
Jun 24, 2013 12:00 AM
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The sentence is being sarcastic. Think of what a blow torch is, and how loud and amazing it is to have a flame shoot from the nozzle. Then think of the word "subtle". If you compare the two, there is nothing subtle about a blowtorch. Therefore, the guys "irony" was actually very obvious and not subtle at all.
June 24, 2013
It is an ironical comparison. A blowtorch is not subtle. Therefore this sentence means: "His rhetorical skills (in this case: irony) are very clumsy."
June 24, 2013
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