breathing a swimming pool

Anne Frank

Senior Member
Russian
Hello there! There is my challenge for today:
What is breathing a swimming pool?...:confused:

The air outside is like breathing a swimming pool, and my hair is frizzing, stubbornly curling despite being racked with hot tools only an hour ago.
The source : Girl last seen by Nina laurin( today at once:D)
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    Where's the narrator when she says this?

    It suggests to me that there is a smell of chlorine or similar smelling chemicals in the air.
     

    Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    I think there is a widely held theory that humid air plays havoc with hairdos
    Reading it again, you could well be right and that might be what the writer meant. But the sentence itself doesn't necessarily mean that. The writer's "fault" of course.
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Where's the narrator when she says this?

    It suggests to me that there is a smell of chlorine or similar smelling chemicals in the air.
    She states a symptom that is symptomatic of high humidity: Frizzing of hair.

    It is unlikely that the smell of chlorine would be present anywhere there is not an actual pool or chemistry lab.
     
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