Ah, Alanis Morissette. Almost twenty years after you released your hit song Ironic, people are still debating it. Are the examples ironic? If not, isn’t the fact that a song titled Ironic doesn’t use ironic examples in fact the best example of irony out there?
I’m not here to weigh in on that. I’m just here to share my version of the song Ironic, complete with actual real-life examples of actual real-life irony from my actual real-life life. (And one or two actual real-life examples of actual real-life non-irony from my actual real-life life.)
Enjoy. Apologies in advance for the earworm. You may still have this song stuck in your head at the end of the week. And isn’t that ironic? (No? Oh. Carry on.)
|Left: Memory circa Christmas 2010
Right: Memory circa Christmas 2011
What ironic event(s) from your life could make it into an Ironic rewrite?