What are some examples of irony?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You know the Alinis Morresette song, well the ironic thing about that song is none of the things mentioned is irony (this is my example)

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  • 4 years ago

    Eg Of Irony

  • 5 years ago

    There are numerous people who would make fun of the prospect of changing their destinies. This is due to the fact that it believes that no one gets more that what is written in his fate.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    i dont know

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Irony is spending half of your life making fire extinguishers, and then dying in a fire because you didn't have a fire extinguisher.

    Irony is becoming a Ku Klux Klan Grand Imperial Wizard only to discover you're black And Jewish.

    Irony is telling your friend how faithful and trustworthy your wife is at the very same instant she's "doing" the gardener YOU paid...in YOUR bed!

    Irony is buying a computer hoping it will be a useful, time-saving addition to your life, only to then waste half of your life answering the ridiculous questions of complete strangers when you should be upstairs sleeping in the same bed as your beautiful naked blond wife.

    Good night...I'm outta here.


  • 1 decade ago

    Your walking down the street and see a penny, you decide that you will not pick it up as you dont see what good a penny will do, you get on your bus to go home and find your a penny short for the fare.

  • 1 decade ago

    Animal Farm

    The animals, want to revolt because of the human tyrany. But when the leaders of the revolts, the Pigs, become too cocky for there own good, begin doing human things. Like sleeping in human beds, and eating human food. They also talk of deciet being bad, and not to be used. BUt do it later. Finally, they have the rule that 4 legs good, and 2 legs bad. But later, the pigs learn to walk on two legs, and change the rule of it to being 4 legs good, and 2 legs better.

    But a easier example is Alanis Morissette's Song Ironic, which was altered here by college students to make it actually ironic.

    An old man turned ninety-eight. He won the lottery and died the next day... of chronic emphysema from inhalation of the latex particles scratched off decades' worth of lottery tickets.

    A black fly in your Chardonnay... poured to celebrate the successful fumigation of your recently purchased vineyard in southern France.

    A death row pardon two minutes too late... because the governor was too busy watching Dead Man Walking to grant clemency any earlier.

    Rain on your wedding day... to Ra, the Egyptian sun-god.

    A free ride when you've already paid... all of your money to the good-natured cab driver when you mistook him for a mugger.

    The good advice that you just didn't take... after reading Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking and resolving that the key to success is making your own decisions.

    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... now I'll never make it to the National Association of Aviophobics conference in Reno, NV.

    A traffic jam when you're already late... to receive an award from the Municipal Planning Board for reducing the city's automobile congestion 80 percent.

    A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break... at the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco corporate offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife... with which to kill your spouse for sleeping with the young soup chef who works at the Au Bon Pain.

    Meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife... who happens to be the psychiatrist I recently hired in hopes of improving my luck with the opposite sex.

    Those are the best i can come up with at the moment.

    Hope it helps ;)

  • bev
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    preaching democracy & practicing dectatorship

    robbing the poor & giving it too the rich

    tomarrow never get here

    you can't fix stupid

    you can't get to there from here

    hope that things will get better if we give more money

    u can make a defference in the world

    guilt trips will save us all


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