Irony is soooooo ironic.

Holy crap, it’s after three in the morning and I’m still reading tvtropesThe irony pageThe irony, the irony.  Is is boggling, how difficult the concept is to define?  Or is it obvious?  Or…

…is it ironic?

Naturally, they got snagged by the song Isn’t It Ironic?  I’d like to take a swing at this Gordian Knot.  If Alanis had no idea what “ironic” means, then…every single example she gave is ironic, but the song itself isn’t.  If she did know, then each part was false but the entire work was a masterpiece.


This isn’t a rhetorical question, I’m typing while half-asleep. But pretty…zzzz…pretty sure Ms. Morissette is…zzz…an…idiot…


Great.  Writing this got me wide awake.  Isn’t it ironic?

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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4 Responses to Irony is soooooo ironic.

  1. Edohiguma says:

    But is it also iconic?

  2. Edohiguma says:

    I should probably translate this article on Die Welt, it’d probably make your brain melt over how dumb it is. Apparently some Germans now believe that Gorleben (the nuclear waste storage area) is now changing the birth rates leading to the births of girls being below average and it’s, of course, the fault of the evil atoms. Funny fact is that for a while the births of girls in the area were above average.

    But I don’t want to translate it because just reading 3-odd paragraphs into it made my brain hurt.

  3. Xpat says:

    Wayne Booth, A Rhetoric of Irony (summarized at the link) was good. But it’s been a coupla decades since I read it.

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