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    A Whale of a Time

    A Whale of a Time

    Hermanus Whale Festival is celebrating 25 years


    A Whale of a Time is a title for an article in an English magazine for high school kids here. How should I take the meaning of the title? Is it "watching a whale at a time?" Thanks.

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    Re: A Whale of a Time

    No. There is an English idiom "having a whale of a time", which means "having a fantastic time". They've chosen it specifically because the article refers to whales.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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