Time to discuss this stupid, now dated argument.
Irony is one of the most misused and misunderstood words in the English language, despite its fairly simple dictionary definition. Dictionary.com defines it as “the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.” Easy, right? Well anyone with a basic understanding of the English language knows that irony is usually saved for humor (not necessarily a jokey joke!) or exaggerative purposes, thus confusing a person when they are questioning whether to call something ironic or not.
And, of course, this includes Alanis Morrissette.
|Thanks for setting the record straight, Brett!|