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Friday, February 27, 2015

IRONY

It's ironical, but click "newer post" at the end if you missed Thursday's post, "ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR THAT?"




Do you, like me, find it interesting that life is so full of ironies, such as seeing a group of pro-lifers throwing eggs at an abortion clinic or getting hit by a Dodge?  Did you realize that an ironic t-shirt typically has a double meaning?  In addition to whatever the shirt says it usually means the wearer is an ass.

I found these at friendsofirony.com:






















These are from BuzzFeed:








But don't worry; nothing's written in stone except this:




Alanis Morissette agrees with me: 

Here are the lyrics:

"Ironic"
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well isn't this nice..."
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic...don't you think
A little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out
















 



9 comments:

  1. Most of my clothes could use a little irony.

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    1. Is it ironical if wash & wear comes out wrinkly?

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  2. Fran, these are priceless...and sometimes we don't even notice them! What is the irony in that?

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    1. The irony MAY be that some "priceless" things are free!!

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    2. I just saw Janie's post & bought your book!!

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  3. They were all ironically funny but the plastic cutters in an impossible to open package was perfect.

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  4. I'm a fan of irony, but I won't iron. I like Alanis. After that song came out, it was in the news that some English professor said the stuff in the song isn't really ironic. I disagree. Irony is an outcome different from what's expected.

    Love,
    Janie, it figures

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    1. i·ro·ny [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]
      noun, plural i·ro·nies.
      1.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.Literature: a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
      (especially in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., especially as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
      3.Socratic irony.
      4.dramatic irony.
      5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
      6.the incongruity of this.
      7.an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
      So there, English professor!!

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