It irritates me when people misuse the word, “Irony.”
Irony;1. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.2.Literature.a.a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.b.(especially in contemporary writing) a manner oforganizing a work so as to give full expression tocontradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc.,especially as a means of indicating detachment from asubject, theme, or emotion.3.4.5.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
Thank you dictionary.com 🙂
It really bothers me when people say, “That’s ironic” about something that isn’t really ironic!
Now that is irony 🙂