Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία (eirōneía), meaning "dissimulation, feigned
ignorance"), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, ... More »
Dec 15, 2010 ... Even smart people get confused with the definition of irony, so let's clarify it once
and for all, with some examples to illustrate the point.
List of Irony Examples in common speech and literature. Irony is a figure of
speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is
Irony pervades contemporary language. From its use in sarcasm, comedy and
just everyday conversation, irony has long transcended from only being a literary
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning:
the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend. 2.
noun iro·ny \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\. : the use of words that mean the opposite of
what you really think especially in order to be funny. : a situation that is strange ...
The 3 most common uses of irony. More grammar comics from The Oatmeal
misspelling literally who vs whom semicolon apostrophe ie. Thanks to Library
Dec 6, 2010 ... "That is sooooo ironic." This sentence is used frequently — and usually
incorrectly — in American English. Often the word “ironic” is misused to ...
If something is ironic it's unexpected, often in an amusing way. If you're the world
chess champion, it would be pretty ironic if you lost a match to someone who ...