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    Unpleasant slant

    Hi,

    I have run across a strange phrase I would like a good soul to help me with.

    The situation is a party with several people. Ramon rubbedWilfred up the wrong way by saying a certain unpleasant and unattractive womanwould make him a great wife. This ironic comment makes Wilfred furious and hethrows a heavy decanter at Ramon. Fortunately the missile strucks only aglancing blow and though Ramonīs brow is slashed open nothing serious hashappened.
    Wilfred, ashamed of himself, goes away with his head bent,and Ramon says to his friends who witnessed the awkward scene:
    “Ah, nothing serious. I will have a bulge on my brow,nothing more serious, and even that may correct the unhappy slant“.

    What the hell is the unhappoy slant?

    Thanks for help

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    #2

    Re: Unpleasant slant

    Please give the wider context.

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    #3

    Re: Unpleasant slant

    There is no need to swear when asking questions.

    One can assume that the person was unhappy with the "slant" of his brow before he got beaned with a decanter.

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    Re: Unpleasant slant

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There is no need to swear when asking questions.

    One can assume that the person was unhappy with the "slant" of his brow before he got beaned with a decanter.

    That was exactly my guess but it sounded so bizzare to me I did not dare to say it could be so, so I needed to confirm this guess of mine by somebody who knows the ropes.

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    Re: Unpleasant slant

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    Hi,

    I have run across a strange phrase I would like a good soul to help me with.

    The situation is a party with several people. Ramon rubbed Wilfred up the wrong way by saying a certain unpleasant and unattractive woman would make him a great wife. This ironic comment made Wilfred furious and he threw a heavy decanter at Ramon. Fortunately the missile struck only aglancing blow and though Ramonīs brow is slashed open nothing serious has happened. (Nothing serious?)
    Wilfred, ashamed of himself, goes away with his head bent, and Ramon said to his friends who witnessed the awkward scene:
    “Ah, nothing serious. I will have a bulge on my brow,nothing more serious, and even that may correct the unhappy slant“.

    What the hell is the unhappy slant?

    Thanks for the help
    You can thank me now.


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    Re: Unpleasant slant

    It is important to give your source when you quote someone else's writing. What is this from and who was the author?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Unpleasant slant

    It should, of course, have been:

    a glancing blow


    Please space after commas.


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    Re: Unpleasant slant

    Quote Originally Posted by Johny

    What the hxxx is an " unhappy slant"?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    I am sure that you did not mean (want to) swear. You only wanted to emphasize your question.

    In the future, you could say something that is more socially acceptable: What in the world does "an unhappy slant" mean?

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    Re: Unpleasant slant

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    That was exactly my guess but it sounded so bizzare to me I did not dare to say it could be so, so I needed to confirm this guess of mine by somebody who knows the ropes.
    I think the person is trying to make light of the situation so that the other person doesn't feel guilty.

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    Re: Unpleasant slant

    Tarheel,
    There is something wrong with what I do not know because I write posts in my Word but when I copy the text in here some words are put together so I must keep an eye out for it but sometimes I may over look it and "aglancing blown" instead of "a glancing blow" comes alive ...

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