Well, ironically (or more accurately, interestingly), the name of that
podcast probably IS ironic....the name implies something that sucks,
and the podcast probably doesn't suck....so that is irony, and surly
intentional. (These zany kids today.....)
But in the context that Charles used, it was not ironic that there is
a podcast with that name. It was merely interesting.
People often say "ironic" when they mean "interesting."
Ironic: "Someone stole our burglar alarm." "The school drug consoler
was arrested for smoking peyote."
Interesting: "Alanis Morissette sells a lot of records."
The best presentation ever of a definition of irony is in the movie
"Reality Bites." One character gets turned down for a writing job when
the interviewer asks her to define "irony." She says "I can't define
it, but I know it when I see it."
Later she relates this to her much smarter (but unemployed) boyfriend.
She says to him, "No one can define 'irony', can you?" and he says
"Irony is when the actual meaning is the opposite of the implied
meaning." (Which is dead on what irony is.)
He then goes back to reading Camus on her couch.
p/s Laura, thanks fur the kind words on iTunes store.
--- In email@example.com, Flyswatter <luara.mom@...> wrote:
> You mean it isn't like rain on your wedding day or good advice that
> you just didn't take?
> On 2/1/07, Michael W. Dean <kittyfeet70@...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Charles Cadenhead"
> > <mostlynews@> wrote:
> > .............>Ironically enough there is a podcast with that same
> > > <http://www.sturgeonslaw.com/> . ;)
> > >
> > > -Charles
> > >
> > ===================
> > That's not ironic.
> > That's simply intersting.
> Laura Ross
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