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    typhoon is coming to town

    I came across three sentences describing a typhoon hitting an area:

    1) It's blowing a gale
    2) The typhoon signal has been hoisted.
    3) It's a typhoon Home time!

    I don't quite understand how the 'home time' works in the last sentence. It's used in a humourous sense, isn't it? In what other contexts can I use the phrase?

    thanks a great deal!

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    Re: typhoon is coming to town

    1) I would say A gale is blowing
    3) This sounds odd to me- I think it's meant to be humorous, though can't really see where the humour lies.

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    Re: typhoon is coming to town


    The way I see it, 3) means that everyone is to stay home since a gale is blowing outside. This may be said ironically by someone who sees staying home with the family as a cross to bear (a teenager, the teen's father/mother...)


    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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