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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We all know that people misuse the the term 'irony' on the internet and in daily conversation.  

What I'm trying to remember (having a bit of a brain fart at the moment) is what it is that people actually mean when they usually say something is 'ironic'.  For a while I thought maybe 'piquant' but I dunno.  Seems they've both been a bit misappropriated as blanket terms for just about any circumstance or event that seems mildly curious, interesting or coincidental with another.


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

to me,irony is getting run over by a bus whilst avoiding walking under a ladder coz its bad luck.


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most common misappropriation of the word irony I've noted is it's use to sub for something like 'coincidence' or 'bad luck'.  See Alanis Morrisette's 'Ironic' for an example.

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doesn't 'ironic' mean that it something is made of iron?
And 'irony' means that it contains a lot of iron?

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shortly before Ronald Reagan forgot who he was, it was actually the word he used to introduce himself to newcomers.

"Hey!  Irony!  I-RON-YYYY".


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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Irony - that's what Cinderelli's mice help her with when she is getting ready for special occasions.

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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's actually iRony and is an iPod compatible with Mac & Cheese

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Posted: 23 Feb 11, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Irony is writing a song full of examples of irony, when in fact non of those examples actually are ironic.


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Posted: 24 Feb 11, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 25 Feb 11, 04:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When (on facebook) someone tags you in a photo that says: "Please do not tag me in photos and videos I am not in" :-)


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Posted: 01 Mar 11, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The biggest irony about irony is that not everyone understands irony!

Here's something worth checking out about irony ("The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony"): http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony


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Posted: 01 Mar 11, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Irony is like goldy and bronzy only it's made of iron.


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