[Ads-l] "Only?!"

tajewell89 tajewell89 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 3 23:08:56 UTC 2015

Headline taken from LAist:

"It only took nine months to finish a project that was supposed to take five weeks: installing a gate."

Isn't this use of "only" a bit backward? Or is there an ironic usage here?

-Tim J.

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