January 29th, 2003

gweneye

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Ok, so due to a friend's post about the actual definition of the word irony, I looked it up on http://www.m-w.com/:

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So, none of those seem to be what I had understood most of my life as irony as being a sort of dark coincidence. For example, I finally have the time to attend a night a friend has been running for a while just to find out that it has been cancelled as of the very night I can first attend. I would have called that ironic until a few moments ago, am I wrong? If so, what would that be called then?

This, by the way, is the "irony" that I have been so fond of. Dark coincidences amuse me to no end.
gweneye

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<gwen> Argh, and you know, if we really just want a war, here's what we should
be looking at:
<gwen> http://kdka.com/topstories/topstories_story_028215523.html
<gwen> North Korea is going to attack South Korea on the pretext that they're
preparing war with us very shortly, I'll bet you anything.
<gwen> I find it wonderful that we will then be told how horrible they were
for doing, basically, the same thing we're doing to Iraq.
<gwen> But then we'll *have* to fight that one.
<gwen> And we're not going to be prepared.