Some days, you can’t help but believe in the idea that irony is a living, breathing, cosmic force with a very unusual sense of humor and a personal interest in your life. And if you’re one of the rare people who don’t believe in things like irony or fate, don’t worry, we’re pretty sure that they believe in you.

Bored Panda’s collected some of the finest, most iconic (some might even go as far as to say ‘epic’) ironic moments in the recent history of the internet. So get ready to have a good chuckle as you scroll down. Drop us a comment somewhere below explaining which moments you thought were particularly ironic. And remember to upvote your favorite pics, as well as share the post with your amigos who might be in need of some cheering up. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s informative interview with Albert Katz, Professor Emeritus from Western University, who went into detail about irony, its types, uses, as well as how we process it.

Also be sure to look through Bored Panda’s previous post about the most ironic moments ever, as well as our list of the most ironic things that ever happened.

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Kids, This Is What We Call Irony

Kids, This Is What We Call Irony

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Camil Gagnon
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2 years ago

This is the best one so far.

Pudgecat
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2 years ago (edited)

It’s also the only one so far 😂

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Don Quixote
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2 years ago

Grow up

Donny Cromwell
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2 years ago

Trump preaches hate and I don't like that.

Mary Senn
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2 years ago

listen to the democrats. Pelosi encouraged antifa. waters told dems to confront the right. Are you under a rock? Adam Schiff lies and admits it. Good grief.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

Self awareness is a beautiful thing.

Christina Ciccarelli
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2 years ago

I love how you people always think it is ok to insult half the population. Gods forbid if we do that to you, rioting in the streets and our stuff destroyed. I can't even put anything conservative on MY vehicles because someone would trash them. The last rally in Minnesota is case in point, people beaten and robbed for their political beliefs. But we are the stupid ones.. yeah

Donny Cromwell
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2 years ago

Trump does nothing, but making up names to call people. The hate he gets is the hate he throws out getting thrown back at him and the people who give a shit about the little people, the handicapped, the victims, the parents and their children who need someone to stand up to his hate! Remember that time he made that messed up hand gesture making fun of that guy with cerebral palsy? Yeah! Classy! Makes me sick!

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Ryo Bakura
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2 years ago

MAUIA - Make America Understand Irony Again.

Nathalie Langevin
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2 years ago

We, in Canada, already knew that!

Martata
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2 years ago

Trump supporters calm down, the man had his own "Roast of Donald Trump" thing going on, so keep calm and carry on.

Fuzztone
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2 years ago

No, Trump supporters please don't calm down. Get so agitated, stressed and angry that you jump off a tall building

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Caryn Zent
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2 years ago

Can there be ANY list in here that doesn't have something political in it?

Full Name
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2 years ago

Nah. Trump Derangement Syndrome is rampant here. It gets clicks, so why not?

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Jacob Clegane
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2 years ago

I see the fat liberals working dead end jobs are out in force. Never mind that Trump is all about the individual freedom and opposition to political correctness.

Patrick Shore
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2 years ago

Antifa is a stupid violent crowd, maxine waters and her vigilante boneheads.....

Layne Pachico
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2 years ago

Oh em geeeee, yaaassss

JJM
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2 years ago

Ha!

glowworm2
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2 years ago

This sadly is how he got into office in the first place.

Stephen Wade
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2 years ago

You are correct, it is on full display in this comment section.

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78thStitch
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2 years ago

Lmao!

Edwin Lesperance
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2 years ago

Top billing.

Leisa Farrow
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2 years ago

YEAH! This is a winner!

Jo Browne
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2 years ago

Ban packaged shredded cheese. Make America Grate again

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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2 years ago

hhahahahahahahahahahah

antonio ballesteros
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2 years ago

But he's still in the White House.

Gwyn Plaine
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2 years ago

Considering the majority of people belong to one political group or another, this doesn't even seem a little bit ironic. The fact he's telling people is even less so! I suppose at the very least it's better than going out and smashing up a starbucks because "racism"

Mary Senn
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2 years ago

Maybe bored panda is part of the problem. I keep seeing more divisive stuff in every post

Danielle Holder
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2 years ago

No one is making you look

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Stan Chung
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2 years ago

I think somebody added the top sticker

Tifferooski
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2 years ago

XD

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2 years ago

The irony here is that the poster doesn't seem to get the actual irony. The actual irony is that the upper sign is what got Trump elected in the first place. Politics-as-usual took it too far and look what happened. You got what you deserved.

Irina Deneva-Slav
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2 years ago

Nothing ironic about that. The MAGA sticker is proof that the statement above is true. A Dem sticker would have been proof, too, in all fairness.

Valerie Anne
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2 years ago

This is priceless.

Ottmar Straub
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2 years ago

Well - "America" has never been great to be honest. I love that Trump shows to the world how extremely hipocrit the US-american society really is - whether it is himself or his opponents who are like snakes

Bevie
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2 years ago

OK. Let me get this straight.....ya’ll would rather have a liar/cheat/murderer/anti-American as your President? If that was the case every nut job out there would be begging for the folks that are “those” bible thumping, gun toting, patriots to come and protect them. Stop thumping that ridiculous political drum and get back to what we come here for!

Teri Donovan
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2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

the Author is An A**hole
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2 years ago

before I scrolled to see the whole photo, I almost was going to say a trump supporter...then I saw the bottom of the photo.

Robin Allegra
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2 years ago

perfect.

Lynn Hussey
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2 years ago

Hahah! Yes !

Sarah Storm
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2 years ago

Today in a tweet he said, "Impeach the Pres." This is great

Mark Ramsay
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2 years ago

The irony of this is that the butt-hurt losers still go on and on and on about why Trump is evil etc, but failed to acknowledge all the lies made up about him. The Korea scadle, piss gate scandle, Russia meddling scandle and more that have been proven false. Truely never underestimate those who live in bubbles of stupidity.

Id row
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2 years ago

Oh.My.God. That person had to be trolling. They just had to.

Kjorn
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2 years ago

trump yeah… but today's society it goes both way.

Chris Robinson
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2 years ago

perfect irony!

itsgmartin
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2 years ago

lol

desert29rat
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2 years ago

Priceless.

Jo Choto
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2 years ago

Thunderous applause...

European other
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2 years ago

This is great !

Martata
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2 years ago

Admission of guilt?

Ottmar Straub
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2 years ago

Well - "America" has never been great. What I love about Trump that he is so much more honest than those who dislike him. The US-american society is based on lies. Trump brings it to the light.

Debbie
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2 years ago

oh WOW!

Rachel Hamrick
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2 years ago

Booooo...this is more about opinion than irony. Look up the definition!

Johanne Trudeau
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2 years ago

Pure irony!!!

🍁Snow🍁
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2 years ago

Politics invade again!

🍁Snow🍁
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2 years ago

Sorry if I offended you guys

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SlipperyCheese
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2 years ago

This is amazing, why doesn't everyone (TRUMP supporters) have one of these

Paul Chang
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2 years ago

You gotta love it

John Backus
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2 years ago

Some day you will say he is the best we ever had he just gets bad press from the left,the, folks that can`t believe they lost.

Michael Bradford
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2 years ago

2020 is going to be so hard on you. T20.

Keuthonymos
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2 years ago

The irony being that liberals don't understand that the first sticker applies to them. Haha.

L McN
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2 years ago

This works for both major political parties, actually. No need to harass just the one that it is currently popular to harass.

Dante West
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2 years ago

This one doesn't belong here, it's a matter of opinion not of fact. SMH

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

No it isn’t. The things DT does to embarrass himself and the nation are facts, not opinions.

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Larkin Banks
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2 years ago

HEY BORED PANDA AUTHOR / FOUNDER - this is to you.. Bored Panda’s founder whoever they are is a FRAUD. They want to make money off Everyone pretending to be a sweet innocent humor web site. Then they sh*t on half their audience and think they’re cute. If they are SOOO committed to Leftism, and think the likes of Joe Biden and the Clintons and Nancy Pelosi and Antifa and The Squad are the paragons of Liberty and integrity -and that Trump supporters are stupid scum - why doesn’t the person STATE THE POLITICAL LEANING OF THE SITE CLEARLY IN THE WEB SITE’S MASTHEAD and cut his audience by half ? MAYBE because he’s a lying, manipulative, GREEDY FRAUD

Gail LaFleur
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2 years ago

Proof!

Dolevaal
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2 years ago

Thats evil.

Jayner Foronda
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2 years ago

Ha!! Leftists 🤡 be like... Victory!!

Tor Rolf Strøm
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2 years ago

Nice going Bored Panda, calling half the population stupid. )Don't look at me, I'm not american, I didn't vote!)

Sandy Gilliland
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2 years ago

This. Is. The. Best!

Imajin_A_Shön
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2 years ago

I see, so diversity and inclusivity is great as long as everyone is against Trump. Let's lump all of his supporters into one big ball of hate. /s Bored Panda is best when it doesn't involve politics.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

Nobody said they hated them, just that they are stupid.

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Suzanne Parvin
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2 years ago

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I thought bored panda was above this kinda lazy humor..how about doing some Hillary Benghazi or her failed campaign humor?

Andre Porter
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2 years ago

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Hardly. That is clearly a photoshopped Democrat sticker. Come on now. We all know stupidity is solely a leftist characteristic and never a right.

Pusfarm
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2 years ago

I hope you're being sarcastic. Otherwise you've just invalidated your statement by making one of the stupidest comments I've seen in awhile.

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Tacitus86
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2 years ago

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Mind-blowingly enough, the Trump supporters are not the stupid ones.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

That’s what a stupid trump supporter would say

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Ed
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Nah. That would need to be a Hillary sticker for that to be true.

Tyler Duffy
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2 years ago

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Hilarious, coming from the people who tell me Men can be Women, we should have free healthcare for all & we need open borders.

Stephen Wade
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2 years ago

Your logic and reason have no place among these feels...

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2 years ago

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Slow clap...

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2 years ago

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He might be kind of an ass but at least he's doing great things for the country and minorities. Unlike that clown Obama!

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#2

Amazing Irony

Amazing Irony

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Paul Chang
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2 years ago

Good for her.

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#3

Uhmm...

Uhmm...

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

The level of stupidty was clear the moment they voted for him.

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There were a couple of moments with unexpectedly delicious ironic twists that stuck in our heads. The first one was how an empty Nigerian apartment was discovered to hold 43 million dollars (shame on us thinking that every single one of those spam emails from supposed princes was from scammers!). While the second one was how publications like Cosmopolitan can support radically different points of view in different articles.

Bored Panda interviewed Albert Katz, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive, Developmental, and Brain Sciences from Western University’s Department of Psychology. The professor went into detail about the topic of irony.

“In my studies I have found that university-level students have a pretty clear notion of sarcasm, but are actually quite vague about irony,” the professor said. According to him, there are several types of irony, such as the irony of fate in literature. An example of that would be Oedipus unknowingly killing his father and marrying mother.

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Dogs Are Not Allowed On Beach Due To Possibility That They Might Make A Mess

Dogs Are Not Allowed On Beach Due To Possibility That They Might Make A Mess

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

I would rather the dogs than the ferals who left all that shit lying everywhere.

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#5

The Irony Of These Days

The Irony Of These Days

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Lisa Florina
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2 years ago

Made me lol!

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#6

National Geographic Magazine Has Arrived. With An Alert About Excessive Use Of Plastic. It Comes In A Plastic Shrink. And Inside A Plastic Bag To Reinforce The Protection

National Geographic Magazine Has Arrived. With An Alert About Excessive Use Of Plastic. It Comes In A Plastic Shrink. And Inside A Plastic Bag To Reinforce The Protection

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Brick
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2 years ago

Why?

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Most of us instinctively understand when a situation is ironic. However, it’s far more difficult to explain what exactly irony is using words. Throughout history, there have been hundreds of suggestions on how best to define it. And some of us might even have our own private definitions of what irony is.

#7

The Irony

The Irony

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Colin Leetham
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2 years ago

"All the best things to chew on smell like this!"

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#8

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

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M.J.
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2 years ago

Yes, you are stupid like a butt!

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#9

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

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Toujin C'Thlu
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2 years ago

Someone took the name as a suggestion

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The most basic definition of irony will include that it’s a contradiction between what’s expected and what actually happens in real life. When you put it like that, you come to realize that irony really is all about expectations being shattered in a humorous way.

Professor Katz said: “There are several components that usually go into irony, and turning irony into sarcasm. Basically, a central motif is the violation of an expectation. But the context in which that violation occurs may make it humorous or not, or sarcastic or not.”

#10

The Irony Present

The Irony Present

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Lisa Florina
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2 years ago

I am not english .. but I never understood why they have so much trouble with your and you're... I mean it's so logical right? What am I missing ...

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#11

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

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Colin Leetham
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2 years ago

The American spirit one comes with it's own prison for kids!

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#12

Walmart Employee

Walmart Employee

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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2 years ago

"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

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A thing that a lot of us mix up is verbal irony and sarcasm. Though they’re usually used interchangeably, they’re not the same.

One way to remember the difference is this: sarcasm is primarily used to insult someone or cause them harm. If it hurts your feelings, it’s most likely sarcasm, not irony. Now that’s a piece of trivia that you can really wow your friends with.

Katz agreed with the idea that sarcasm has “a negative usage” when compared to “verbal irony, such as how we use it in everyday speech.”

“One can think of irony used sarcastically (e.g. when saying something framed positively, but intending a negative insulting meaning: when one says “you’re my best friend” just after said friend did something mean). But one can also get irony used in the opposite way, such as saying something that on the surface sounds nasty, but is meant positively (e.g. “You're sooo bad”).”

#13

Stop Texting While Driving

Stop Texting While Driving

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DemPugs
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2 years ago

Maybe someone put that sticker on her door or something lmao

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#14

This Sign In My Kid’s Elementary School Fills Me With Nihilistic Joy

This Sign In My Kid’s Elementary School Fills Me With Nihilistic Joy

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Grapeling
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2 years ago

"I haven't given up.I'm procrastinating!"

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#15

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

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Grapeling
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2 years ago

It's very true, though. Sadly.

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“The question of how easy it is to understand or get the point of irony, or sarcasm, is a difficult one," the professor noted. "People differ both in the habitual usage of irony or sarcasm and when dealing with a person who often uses sarcasm, for instance, people sometimes erroneously interpret an ambiguous comment not intended ironically as being ironic, or sarcastic.”

“Also there is research that indicates individual differences in using and understanding irony in general,” Katz explained. “Some people are very literal thinkers and miss the irony presented. Some of my own work indicates that the processing of irony occurs almost immediately during comprehension. One doesn't think about it and at some later point think, oh, was he being ironic when he said X.”

“One thing I do believe is that the processing of irony, or sarcasm, is not based on any one factor, such as a failed expectation, but on a set of computations going on simultaneously,” the professor added.

#16

Nigerian Princes Were Real All This Time

Nigerian Princes Were Real All This Time

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M.J.
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2 years ago

Why did I always delete his emails instead of answering?!

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#17

Quite Ironic Really

Quite Ironic Really

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Toujin C'Thlu
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2 years ago

...to run into poorly-placed signs

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#18

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

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boredpanDaman
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2 years ago

love how cool the little dude is

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#19

Wasps Made A Nest On My Wasp Spray Bottle

Wasps Made A Nest On My Wasp Spray Bottle

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Silverfish_13
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2 years ago

They're establishing dominance. I for one support our future leaders

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#20

Not Too Good At Her Job

Not Too Good At Her Job

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
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2 years ago

You didn't pay her first

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#21

My Mom Is Cleaning Out The Library At The Preschool Where She Works And Sent Me This

My Mom Is Cleaning Out The Library At The Preschool Where She Works And Sent Me This

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Colin Leetham
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2 years ago

Little Bill with little pills...

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#22

Effing Horrible

Effing Horrible

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

There always seems to be double standards.

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#23

You're Welcome

You're Welcome

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Incognito
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2 years ago

If the sign was a human: *rolls eyes at driver sarcastically* thank you for driving carefully!

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#24

The Irony Was Strong With This One

The Irony Was Strong With This One

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Foxxy
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2 years ago (edited)

I don't see how that can be very comfortable. I absolutely hate it when my pants fall down a smidgen let alone down near my ankles.

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#25

How Did He Get Hired?

How Did He Get Hired?

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

Just one of these "advanced" drivers showing of their "advanced car handling skills". AKA jerks.

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#26

Ironic That My Pup Chewed Up This Specific Cards Against Humanity Card

Ironic That My Pup Chewed Up This Specific Cards Against Humanity Card

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

He was giving you a hint. Smart dog

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#27

The Silent And Powerful Mocking Of A Single Sign

The Silent And Powerful Mocking Of A Single Sign

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Lior marvel
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2 years ago

Imagine getting trolled by A SIGN

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#28

Well Now, That's Ironic

Well Now, That's Ironic

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Lior marvel
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2 years ago

Honestly, they need to learn how to speel

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#29

My Computer Lab At My School Is Ironically Labeled

My Computer Lab At My School Is Ironically Labeled

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
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2 years ago

Intentional

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#30

Lady Posts On Facebook To Complain About Employees Not Helping Disabled Customer While Simultaneously Not Helping, Either

Lady Posts On Facebook To Complain About Employees Not Helping Disabled Customer While Simultaneously Not Helping, Either

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

That's screwed up no one helping him.

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#31

Live. Local. Late Braking

Live. Local. Late Braking

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Colin Leetham
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2 years ago

Oh that caption...

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#32

In Court For Shoplifting

In Court For Shoplifting

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Ellen
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2 years ago

Or maybe she just forgot to cut the tags off.

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#33

My Car Displays A Long Distracting Message Reminding You To Not Participate In Distracted Driving–while Driving

My Car Displays A Long Distracting Message Reminding You To Not Participate In Distracted Driving–while Driving

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Brandy Grote
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2 years ago

Mine too. One when you turn the car one, and again when you put it in drive! Please don't distract me right when I'm shifting from reverse!

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#34

Nothing Is Written In Stone

Nothing Is Written In Stone

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

You mean people actually buy stones with silly quotes?

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#35

Didn't Have Time To Read It I Guess

Didn't Have Time To Read It I Guess

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daveej
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2 years ago

That car has a tramp stamp

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#36

The Epitome Of Irony

The Epitome Of Irony

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
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2 years ago

Nah....REALLY?

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#37

Author Asks Why His Book Called 'No. More. Plastic' Was Wrapped In Plastic

Author Asks Why His Book Called 'No. More. Plastic' Was Wrapped In Plastic

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

I don't understand the need for the plastic wraps on books, just a waste in my opinion.

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#38

The Irony Of The Bar At A Paypal Business Event

The Irony Of The Bar At A Paypal Business Event

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Well, if not even they trust it ...

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#39

I Found This Picture To Be Incredibly Ironic

I Found This Picture To Be Incredibly Ironic

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago

No no no no no.

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#40

The Irony Of This Snickers Bar

The Irony Of This Snickers Bar

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desert29rat
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2 years ago

I'd have gone for the M&Ms.

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#41

I Don't Think The Women's Department Gets The Irony

I Don't Think The Women's Department Gets The Irony

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Thomas Ewing
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2 years ago

I'm unique! Just like everybody else!

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#42

The Very Definition Of Irony

The Very Definition Of Irony

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EM
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2 years ago

Don't get high on your own supply.

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#43

Those Gears Won't Turn, Which I Guess Makes It A Fairly Apt Metaphor For School Districts And Education

Those Gears Won't Turn, Which I Guess Makes It A Fairly Apt Metaphor For School Districts And Education

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Amy Pattie
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2 years ago

I agree sign - parents clog up everything.

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#44

I'm A Public Defender. The ATM In Jail Always Strikes Me As A Little Ironic

I'm A Public Defender. The ATM In Jail Always Strikes Me As A Little Ironic