Irony

This is a follow up to my last post.  The only thing I like better than a good oxymoron are occurrences of irony.  What kills me though, is when people use the concept of irony interchangeably with something they feel is coincidental or providential.  Argh!  I usually do not argue with such a person. If they are carelessly misusing the word, then I am sure they are not interested in an English lesson.  I have tried explaining though, honestly I have.  In the past, I have advocated for proper use of numerous words…all I am greeted with is a blank stare.  So, waste of breath, in my opinion.

The definition of irony, according to the Dictionary, is as follows:

1. humor based on opposites: humor based on using words to suggest the opposite of their literal meaning

2. something humorous based on contradiction: something said or written that uses humor based on words suggesting the opposite of their literal meaning  (Sounds like an oxymoron, eh?)

3. incongruity: incongruity between what actually happens and what might be expected to happen, especially when this disparity seems absurd or laughable

4. incongruous thing: something that happens that is incongruous with what might be expected to happen, especially when this seems absurd or laughable

Here are some really funny pictures.

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Note that these books are by the same author.

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WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….this is a tribute to the persons mentioned above who like to use coincidences to explain something ‘ironic”

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ROFL……and, last but not least, my personal favorite:

Yes, folks, it happened again this year!

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Andrea

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