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Monday, April 28, 2014

36 Greatest Moments in the History of Irony

Ironic incidents are lurking all around us, waiting to be captured on camera. We gathered these 35 images to show you some of most ironic situations that we can find in our everyday lives.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “irony” originates in early 16th century from the Greek word εἰρωνεία, meaning “simulated ignorance”. There are three major sections of irony usage: verbal, dramatic and situational. Verbal irony is when the opposite of what is meant is said. It is commonly encountered on a daily basis in familiar conversations. The dramatic irony is evident in such story-telling forms as plays, books and cinema, and requires that at least one character doesn’t know something that is clear to all of the other characters as well as the reader/viewer.

And, finally, there’s a situational irony – the sort that this post is all about. This type of usage for irony is relatively modern and usually means some kind of comical discrepancy, contrast or a literal opposition between the aims of an action and its actual result. If you find a burning car that was originally covered in flame-like stickers, or a book, called “Teeth Are Not For Biting” all chewed up ironic and funny enough, here’s a neat set of images for you.

1. The Republican. Where the news hits home

2. Certificate of Dog Obedience Training

3. TNT: sure we can
4. Freedom

5. Fasteners
6. Anti-Chewing Spray

7. Canadian Cake
9. Invisible Spray
10. Unbreakable
11. Wind Seeker

12. Safety begins with you
13. Nothing is written in stone
14. YOUR The Best Teacher Ever
15. Accepting resumes
16. Never Eat Alone
17. Non-stick Fry Pan
18. Helmet Laws Suck

19. Stops Rust
20. This Car
21. Stop Struggling
22. No Accidents
23. Please… Put paper in trash can!
24. This Crocodile Eating Crocs
25. American Freedom
26. Gorilla Super Glue 
27. Think Safety First!
28. Teeth Are Not For Biting
29. Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems

30. This Fire Extinguisher
31. Healthy Hands START HERE

32. This Clif Bar

33. Page 2 of 2: Please Consider The Environment - do you really need to print this email?
34. City widens plastic bag ban
35. Watkins roofing

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