irony

Entry #1014, Tue, May 08, 2001, 00:53 EST (Random Crap)
(posted when I was 22 years old.)
From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:

  1. a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning -- called also Socratic irony
  2. a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance
  3. a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play -- called also dramatic irony, tragic irony


I find this ironic: www.destruction.com

But I find it even more ironic that I'm still not sure I really understand what irony truly is.
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