1. a situation where the result is a complete reverse (and practical mockery) of what was expected
2. a word heavy misused and abused in conversation today, mostly by people who think that using the word in any way will automatically make them seem intelligent. the word is usually misused to exactly mean “coincidental” or “tragic”, when again it doesn’t mean this (see #1)
if the heavy metal band anthrax dies of anthrax, that would be poetically tragic, but not ironic. if a diabetic crosses the street and is run over by a truck carrying insulin, then it’s ironic.
“isn’t it ironic that the pop song ‘ironic’ contains absolutely no examples of irony?”
“one issue of mad magazine showed alfred e. neuman face-down in the desert, crushed to death by a parachuted crate of first aid supplies. now that was ironic!”
that a song about things which are ironic makes no mention of any things which are, in fact, ironic.
-the opposite of the literal meaning
-a mismatch between the expected and the actual result
pro-lifers making death threats to michael schiavo is ironic
something is ironic when what happens is the opposite of what is expected
it is ironic that perez hilton called will.i.am a f-gg-t because perez is gay.
when a hipster has a guilty pleasure they want to publicly partake in, and is pretending not to genuinely enjoy it.
steve proudly wore his pink backstreet boys t-shirt, knowing that his hipster friends would think he was wearing it ironically. he took it even further by posting three whole facebook alb-ms of the concert he got it from.
an unexpected result
it is ironic that the health teacher’s son is an avid recreational drug user
an unfortunate event having a perverse outcome in the particular context.
publishing an incorrect example of “ironic” on urban dictionary. for example” “rain on your wedding day” is not ironic. that is unfortunate. it would be ironic if you were a weatherman who predicted sunshine on your wedding day. but, that would be tough to sell as a lyric.
- a joel
something that seems like a very good idea at first but then turns out to be the worst decision you have ever made. sleeping with her seemed good at the time, but it turned out to be a joel.
when something is so utterly broken that no thing or person in the entire universe can fix it. ever. saskia totally just broke the bed. the bed is ruskified.
acronym for alpha kappa lambda fraternity which was established at uc-berkeley. that tri-delt is a smart girl… she’s f-ck-ng an akl. to be a member of alpha kappa lambda one must endure a lot of stress towards the upper cortex of the brain. pertaining to the amount of cleaver pick up lines needed to pull […]
- russell martin
the catcher on the mlb team, the los angeles dodgers. is number 55. dating the salt of the earth, marikym hervieux, his inspiration for life and art. person 1: who is marikym hervieux dating? person 2: only the most excellent player in the mlb, russell martin!
- russian doll present
when you receive a gift that’s been wrapped multiple times, causing you to rip away layer after layer of paper and wondering when it will finally stop while the person who gave it to you looks on with a s-d-stic grin. funny the first couple of layers, but can get quite tiring soon. guy: merry […]