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Is It Ironic That...?

26 A man gets super powers and robs a bank, and later ends up protecting the bank from getting robbed using his super powers....

27 a character gets sentenced to death when the country's motto is "freedom, equality and fraternity"?...

28 A student spells every word on a spelling test wrong except for the word illiterate?...

29 While someone is speaking about their vast knowledge of vocabulary and their careful choices in wording, they misuse a word....

30 Someone tries to correct your grammar, and makes a grammar mistake?

31 The werewolf is a vegetarian in her human form.

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

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

34 "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"...

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

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

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

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

39 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....

40 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?...

41 my heart is filled with emptiness?

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

43 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?...

44 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."...

45 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?...

46 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...

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

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

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

50 Is it ironic that correct spellling is important.