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Why do people like yourself have to have everything spelled out to them? Irony is a word that I think everyone understands the meaning of...
Do I have to emote "sarcasm on" and "sarcasm off" for people like yourself? You thought that I really believe we are all going to be killed by
this? When I gave you so many subtle and not so subtle cues?
It was supposed to be funny.
From the link you so "kindly" referred me too.
The context I was using being number eight.
9 dictionary results for: Irony
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i·ro·ny1 /ˈaɪrəni, ˈaɪər-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA
–noun, plural -nies.
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
a. a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly
b. (esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes,
etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
3. Socratic irony.
4. dramatic irony.
5. an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
6. the incongruity of this.
7. an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
8. an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.
The meaning of sardonic:
Scornfully or cynically mocking. See synonyms at sarcastic.
[French sardonique, from Greek sardonios, alteration of sardanios.]
Sorry for going off topic but that really tweaked me.
Please dont correct me again especially when I was trying to inject a little humor into the thread.