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Is It Ironic That...?

26 The werewolf is a vegetarian in her human form.

27 A person finds peace and happiness working a minimum wage job

28 JFK was reading a James Bond novel the night before he was assassinated. So was Lee Harvey Oswald....

29 "keep your nose out of things you do not know anything". "Maxime had him in a fierce and disquieting gaze" "Ican not take anybody seriously who sits around all day reading astrology magazines"...

30 I'm writing a formal college admissions essay on humour

31 The something which can't be described is described by the word 'ineffable'...

32 is it ironic that written on a restroom wall was... "Things I Hate-: Graffiti. lists. Irony"...

33 'Jesus loves you but everyone else thinks YOUR a prat'

34 In "A Series of Unfortunate Events," Aunt Josephine, who is terrified of practically everything, lives in a house which hangs over the edge of a cliff. Also, in the film version, many of her seemingly irrational fears actually happen....

35 So I'm writing a story and there's a murderer who is called "The Reaper". At one point, he's about to kill someone who is sitting in a car listening to the radio. "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult is playing. Irony or coincidence?...

36 my heart is filled with emptiness?

37 someone would openly speak out against the government knowing they and their family will be killed if they do so?...

38 a woman would not want to have a say in how a country should be ruled despite living under a regime which is ruled by men who see women as only objects of pleasure?...

39 Don't see the irony just because you are unaware of it. We were taught the word colloquialism in school before your time, before they changed it's meaning in the dictionary. It meant to use old time speech ,such as thee and thou etc. My response to this statement was "Now that seems ironic to me, because most people regard "thee and thou etc" as being formalized speech."...

40 in Will Grayson, Will Grayson (by John Green and David Levithan), the second Will Grayson is going to see Isaac, and the only person he wants to tell about it is Isaac himself?...

41 Zora Cejnkovas Programme 'Holiday in the Czech Protectorate' was attacked because it wasnt a holiday. When explained that it was ironic like the title of Remarque's 'In Western Nichts Neues' known as 'All quiet on the Western Front' the caller said it was really Quiet. I would be interested to know what percentage of people dont 'get' irony...

42 "I'm not lying," I lie. (The Wall by William Sutcliffe)

43 an example used to explain irony isn't ironic?

44 someone just told me about an "unspoken" rule?

45 Is it ironic that correct spellling is important.

46 Someone says "nescient isn't a word mate, just a lil tip 4 ya" when nescient means "lacking knowledge: ignorant" https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/photos/a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349/1201015193261265/?type=1&theater...

47 In the Coastal Virgina USA area, near Virginia Beach and Norfolk, the land area is known as Tidewater. Also, Hampton Roads is a body of water in the bay....

48 in the story I am reading, a family tries to protect themselves with many varieties of unnecessary security defences, but it ends up killing their own son ?...

49 the fear of palindromes, aibohphobia, is a palindrome itself.

50 Is it Ironic that the Moral to the Story isn't ironic? Or is it? Story of Irony Incident of Superstition One of the greatest incentives in being reared on dirt roads was taking the wheel at the age of too damn young to drive. Mom hated driving but liked to go joy-riding for berries against fences on back roads when Dad was at work. The car was a vintage, Dodge Dart, that neither of us had no business in that day. We had been warned. Mom was certainly the most superstitious in the family. She was just strange over much to do about nothing really. This is why her view of black cats left me vexed, in that she held no contempt of them in any perceived fate. This notion of scary paths to cross came directly from a boy in the neighborhood that was dating a good friend of mine; he was ghastly alarmed of black cats and their strange comings and goings, and warned anyone who would listen. You see, his granny had a run-in with one right before his pappy had passed just two days before the incident, and five of his Uncle Joe's best chickens went missing. I was strikingly convinced. During the drive Mom was completely spaced off, looking out the window for the next batch of road side berries. I was immediately wary as I saw him pass before me. My blood ran as cold as November's witch at the height of July. Suddenly, I felt like a quail hiding from the hunt; needing to freeze, yet adhering to tear out of the brambles in screaming torment with every foot that fell near. I was petrified. I turned to my mother for guidance to no avail. There was synchronized yelling, me, begging her to take the wheel, her, yelling back at me: Why! And how! And what the hell are you doing! At first she was in shock of the seriousness of it all. She hadn't spotted the cat until I pointed it out to her. After she saw it and realized the absurdity of my mind-set, she got tickled and started laughing. Witch. I couldn't believe it! What was I going to do? I couldn't cross the path and she was no help at all. Unassuming of the lengths I would go not to cross the dark shadow now standing at attention in a field athwart yonder way; she sat there laughing. Unbelievable! I'm sure the cat had heard the commotion coming down the road then jetted to a safe distance to watch the unfolding of his tomfoolery. No worries in the end though, Mom shut right up as I hit the ditch. Suddenly, I had decided on my own that the crossing of a cat's path wasn't going to get the best of me, or my daddy's chickens. However, later on that evening, we did have some explaining to do over all the scratches. Ruined my whole damn weekend. Moral to the Story: Superstition sucks, and there's no bad luck unless you bring your own. - See more at: http://allpoetry.com/story/11555121-A-Story-of-Irony-by-Pishashee#sthash.SjN0zPDa.dpuf...