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1 Is it irony that the inventor of TNT instigated the Nobel Peace Prize? Or was it a forgivable display of conscience and contrition? On a lighter note, the Irish comedian Ed Byrne has a great skit on the song "Ironic" by Alanis Morrissette (who I like, I'm not dissing her) but basically the gist of it is that none of the things quoted in the lyrics are ironic. For example, it's like rain on your wedding day... that's just crappy. It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. As Ed points out it WOULD be ironic if you gave up trying to do the thing you needed a knife for, but the next day it turns out a spoon would have done. Equally, it's like a traffic jam when you're already late. That's not ironic, it's just unfortunate. If, however, you were a town planner on your way to a meeting to discuss the problems of traffic congestion THAT would be ironic. In fact, the only irony in that song is that it appears to have been written by someone who doesn't know what irony is....

2 Is it ironic that a person with adhd drives a ford focus?

3 Someone insults a person for being oblivious while being oblivious to the fact that they were acting....

4 someone points out a typo and then makes one themself in the same message?...

5 Is it ironic that Switzerland has a law stating that everyone must have a bomb shelter, when Switzerland has a reputation for being pacivist?...

6 Is it ironic that an elevator broke down in an elevator fixing facility and nobody there could fix it?...

7 Great Britain, responsible for 59 independence days now gets its own Independence Day....

8 Is it ironic that the "misuse of irony" section of of www.isitironic.com has a subsection entitled "how to spot misuse of irony" that lists only WHERE to spot it (not **how** to spot it)?...

9 Is it ironic that the website "www.isitironic.com" has an "ironic pictures" link, yet it provides no way for people to submit their own ironic pictures???...

10 Is it ironic when a public trash receptacle is labeled "Litter" (since, by definition, everything in there is isn't)?...

11 those who are claiming to be patriotic (but are really nationalists) Americans tell non-Americans they are in America and need to speak English? They end up misusing the English language themselves by posting, "Your in America. Speak English." and "Get a brain! Moran" (an attempt to call them a moron)....

12 it starts pouring down rain and you open your umbrella only to discover that it has a leak right in the middle of it?...

13 That the website overstock.com has items that say they are 'out of stock'?...

14 I mistook the laminator for the automatic stapler and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't staple anything and only realized it was a laminator when a colleague helped me laminate somethin?...

15 I become that which I now mock? (ex: I mock old drivers who drive slowly then become a slow driver myself when I get old.)...

16 "At the playground earlier, I literally left because there was a playgroup of moms who would not stop talking about this gorilla stuff... They said if it was their kid, they would have never gotten away. "Do you know how long that would take to get down there? Uh-uh! Not on my watch!" 10 minutes later, one of their kids fell off the rock climbing thing and they didn't notice because they were too busy talking about how attentive they are. I helped him up... Lol"...

17 my father, who worked for the postal service for 20 years, mailed me a package and I had to go to the post office to pick it up because there was an additional postage due of $1.35...

18 The sky is blue

19 If one person encourages another to vote in a certain way, and another advises that person to make their own mind up, but listen to both sides of the debate before casting their vote....

20 When a person with a master's degree in accounting, condescendingly tells you how to manage money, and chastises you for not having sufficient savings (like THEY do), but then is late four out of six payments to you?...

21 Is it ironic that I go onto the Internet to clear up any confusions about irony only to end up being more confused later?...

22 I forgot to take home the bunch of forget me nots I had been given ?

23 I've worked as a chat moderator for 4 years, and I'm required to be fun and chatty with players. When I myself have Asperger's and don't truly understand the mechanics of human interaction. Is it ironic that I get paid $11/hr to do something that I can't seem to do in my own free time?...

24 An all-male panel discuss gender inclusion in the workplace?

25 Someone tells you to be quiet then yells at you?