One of my favorite rules of thumb is that the term “irony” is misused, often because of simple laziness, more than 90% of the time. What they are really trying to describe is usually coincidence; “poetic justice” would be next.
posted on 02/12/2013 12:47:27 PM PST
(Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
posted on 02/12/2013 12:52:05 PM PST
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
I find it ironic that in modern usage “literally” is usually used to mean the opposite - i.e. “figuratively”.
As in... “I was so amazed my head literally exploded!”.
posted on 02/12/2013 1:19:03 PM PST
(Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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