Im Dying Here: A Comedy of Bad Manners
Such would constitute a self-inflicted insult. Now we are thankfully in the midst of a course correction—historically, such course corrections always follow—that allows men and women to assume their emancipated gender rolls as granted by their Creator. Such course corrections are a part of the natural flow of societal growth brought about over time, due in large measure to the insights of people of faith; that is to say, people who aspire to a higher ideal than they can hope to attain sans the aid of a higher power. After all is said and done, girls and women, and boys and men, have their natural rolls to play as absolute equals in life; e.
The roll of women in this case is far superior to that of men. Men do play a superior roll in some aspects of life, but it remains that if all men were to die tomorrow, women could and surely would regenerate the race of man or mankind or Homo sapiens, as you will for the good of the world.
If you have read this far, Kathryn, you now know this retort to your thesis is not a put-down of women, nor is it a put-down of men: both genders are absolute equals in life with absolutely equal rights. Perhaps it is ironic that a discussion of irony should devolve into a vacuous argument over the current state of politically correct think-speak.
When I was in my late twenties felt totally patronised by my boss calling me a lad. Some of us get over our fragile egos, and some do not. Peter, I can only surmise from your vacuous comment that humanistic correctness is turning your mind into an inane waste land. The truth is different than what is perceived. The outcome is different than what is expected. Precise Edit: This whole subject is still clear as mud to me. There must be some other twist that makes an ordinary misperception, or an unexpected outcome, take on the cloak of irony.
It might be messy, inconvenient, annoying, or any number of other things including perhaps a bad omen , but it is not ironic.
I'm Dying Here: A Comedy of Bad Manners
Sorry, Alanis. Precise Edit, you are usually on the mark with your comments, so see if you can fine-tune your definitions for me!
The Hamlet scene is not an example of irony because he killed the person he least desired to kill. What makes it ironic is that he thought he was killing someone else. The message being conveyed is contrary to the statement being made. This is the Hamlet example.
It seems, you know, unfortunate, accidental, tragic, coincidental, or something, but not really ironic. A pity, the movement that was supposed to liberate women turns them into prisoners of petty arguments over whether they are girls, ladies, women or womyn. A tragic irony? Uploading video onto FB about how boring and useless FB is: not ironic unless… the video itself is useless and boring.
Why is it considered bad manners to have elbows on the table?
Calling big dog tiny: ironic. Much the same effect can be had by calling a small dog Killer or Tyson. Missing church to study for theology test: I think we are agreed this is not ironic, just poor planning. Stepping in puddle after mocking others: definitely not ironic, just coincidence.
Sorry, whoever you are, but you saying it doesn't make it so. We've given the reason it's ironic, why do you say it's not? I would think the first element is easy to detect, whilst the second may be a little harder and more subjective. Rocker: Agreed that Thanksgiving dinner for lunch the next day is not ironic. Sorry, ApK, we will have to agree to disagree, I guess. But not irony.
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It is tragic irony, or poetic justice. I read all these comments on here, and everyone keeps confusing me with what is ironic and what is not. How ironic!
Manasvini example is sarcasm not irony. As a Brit living in Austin, Texas I quickly learned people here think I am being mean bordering on rude when in fact I am being humorously sarcastic. Maybe only Brits and Aussies do that. No, actually that was humorously sarcastic. You can relay an ironic story and be completely devoid of sarcasm, and vice versa. An anecdote that comes to mind is the story of a friend of mine, who, if she saw someone wearing some garish outfit e.
I forgot to wear my fruit basket today! Had she said it to her face, that would have been mean AND rude. Had she perhaps been killed when the fruit basket caused her to topple over and be run over by a float, that would have been tragic irony. Feel free to humorously sarcastically shoot my opinion down. This comment thread is getting a tad wearisome with the growing number of people often from across the pond, oddly enough who think their own narrow understanding of irony is the be-all and end-all on the topic. I disagreed with that poll where people said which ones they thought were ironic or not.
Perhaps similar to beauty being in the eyes of the beholder, irony is in the ears of the hearer. Also, to make matters more confusing, it seems to me that the M-W definition of irony has it pretty much synonymous with sarcasm. And actually, Austin is a really nice college town with intelligent people and relaxing surroundings…if Anton finds these people too ignorant for his liking, he can, you know, leave.
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