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Is It Ironic That...?

1 In the book/movie series Harry Potter, there are things known as spells or incantations. One of them is a spell called "Expecto Patronum". The spell is very hard to perform and master but in its name it says "Expect". So you're not really expecting the spell to work. Ironic?...

2 if a school is force to removed past tenses from thier lessons?

3 in a post by the onion, a school is force to removed past tenses from thier lessons?...

4 You spent your life studying irony and you die of anemia, thus making you quite un-irony....

5 After a hurricane comes a rainbow

6 Would it be ironic if we were all made out of iron? (Any you get the reference?)...

7 How good it would be to die right here!

8 The word non-hyphenated has a hyphen?

9 there is a chinese guy in Thor and it is Norse mythology

10 the saddest guys can be happy drunks?

11 I find you to be an eloquent writer with a certain ironic truth. Is that ironic, not sure?...

12 my (female) character's uncle stipulates in his will that she must get married before collecting on her inheritance, but she does not get married because she is more successful than he ever was?...

13 Irony is that, these issues are unresolved as on date of writing.

14 Is it ironic that before reading, Pride and Prejudice I did not believe I would like it because it was not really my typical type of book but ended up really liking it?...

15 Learning English as a second language, my Russian friend said to me, "The hardest part of learning English is the pronunciation." At least that's what he meant to say, but he mispronounced pronunciation....

16 Years before, Bob, a (supposedly) reformed ex-con, hid a stash of diamonds. After years of living honestly, but meagerly, he finally quits his job, retrieves his diamonds, puts them in a bank safety deposit box, and begins selling them a few at a time as his means to live. Another man, Fred, is associated with a criminal gang. But he is also a paid informant to the police. Feeling the heat, Fred accuses Bob of actually being the snitch, pointing out that even though Bob no longer works, his lifestyle has improved significantly. The gang kidnaps Bob, intending to force him to reveal information about his supposed informing before they murder him and dispose of the body. Interrogating Bob, they learn of his actual means of income. They believe his story. They'd love to acquire his huge stash of diamonds, but determine that attempt to do so now, after having committed the kidnapping, is too risky. Had they known in advance, they could have figured out a way to get those diamonds. But now that Bob's missing, the cops will soon investigate his disappearance. The clock is ticking, and there's no time for the criminal gang to find a way to acquire the diamonds. The criminal gang stumbled upon a treasure that became unreachable by virtue of the fact that they stumbled upon it....

17 A Dyslexia Research Center is in Reading?

18 I am reading a kindle in a library?

19 A slave (Frederick Douglass) sees the ship that enslaved him as a symbol of freedom...

20 People teach their kids that it's bad to hurt someone, while people nuke each other?...

21 Is the ending of "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, Ironic?

22 a fictional character says the difference between them and Harry Potter is that they aren't fictional...

23 people don't know their rights in their own country

24 I misspelled the word "oversight" in a work email today

25 My teacher said to do a project about Fahrenheit 451, a book about books being illegal, where we made a robot that will help the censors burn books more efficiently, and I made a reference to Charlotte's Web...