Back in 1995, Alanis Morissette sang Ironic. Unfortunately, the only ironic thing about it was that it wasn’t ironic. Take a look at some of the lines:
It’s like rain on your wedding day – That’s an inconvenience, not irony
A free ride when you’ve already paid – Just ask for a refund
Good advice that you just can’t take – Then it’s not really good advice, is it
A traffic jam when you’re already late – That’s just poor planning
Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife – I don’t even know what this one means
Irony is not an overabundance of cutlery. Irony is when you expect one thing but get something else. It’s a literary technique, a way to tell a story. It’s not a rainy wedding, it’s an unexpected turn of events – sometimes good, sometimes bad.
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