Friday, October 20, 2006

Isn't it ironic...

I·ron·ic (-rnk) also i·ron·i·cal (-rn-kl)
1. Characterized by or constituting irony.
2. Given to the use of irony. See Synonyms at
3. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.

Usage Note: The words ironic, irony, and ironically are sometimes used of events and circumstances that might better be described as simply "coincidental" or "improbable," in that they suggest no particular lessons about human vanity or folly. Thus 78 percent of the Usage Panel rejects the use of ironically in the sentence In 1969 Susie moved from Ithaca to California where she met her husband-to-be, who, ironically, also came from upstate New York. Some Panelists noted that this particular usage might be acceptable if Susie had in fact moved to California in order to find a husband, in which case the story could be taken as exemplifying the folly of supposing that we can know what fate has in store for us.

Okay in my family the song Ironic by Alanis Morissette has set off many a heated debate. Mostly because I believe most of what she is singing is not ironic but just a string of bad luck or pure coincidence. If you read the above instance of irony witch I agree completely with you will see what I mean. That being said. I believe I have had an ironic evening. This whole pregnancy I have been very sick to my stomach but not enough to actually puke despite spending nearly every night worried that I would. Well last night my very last night in this the first trimester at 11:30pm I puked so hard I broke the blood vessels around my eyes and mouth. Can we say Ironic that the very last day of what is suppose to be the difficult stage, one half hour before "relief" I throw up! So here's to the next 6 months!


An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
Its a black fly in your chardonnay
Its a death row pardon two minutes too late
isn't it ironic... Don't you think?
Chorus:Its like rain on your wedding day
Its a free ride when you've already paid
Its the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures
Mr. play it safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
Well isn't this nice...And isn't it ironic... Don't you think?
Repeat chorusWell life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everythings okayeverythinghings going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You teverythinghings gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face
A traffic jam when youre already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
Its like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
Its meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isnt it ironic... dont you think? A little too ironic... and yeah I really do think...
Repeat chorus
Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out


idyllicchick said...

I am *so* with you on the Alanis thing. I scream at the radio every time I hear that song, 'NO! It's just bad luck!'

Good luck with the second of three, Sweetie! :hugs:

e4 said...

The song is just being ironic by being called "Isn't it Ironic" while not containing any examples of irony. It's meta-ironic - or as we say in my country, m'oronic. :)