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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1 year ago

This is the best one so far.

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#2

Amazing Irony

Amazing Irony

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Paul Chang
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1 year ago

Good for her.

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#3

Uhmm...

Uhmm...

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

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

Candice Ravel
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1 year ago

Even more so now, with who STILL support him.

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Paul Chang
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1 year ago

Everyone except Native Americans are immigrants.

Uwe Theiss
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1 year ago

Including Trump and his family. May someone should tell him.

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Cherie of Numenor
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1 year ago

Trump - biggest clown the US has ever had as a president

Ben Dover
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1 year ago

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Lol, and Hillary lost to him

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Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

Umm...There's stupid and then there's Trump-stupid.

Larkin Banks
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1 year ago

The author, Inga Korolkovaite, is an America-hating socialist from Lithuania whose family was involved with the Communist regime when it was a Soviet Republic. So she is totally groomed to be little Tyrant Bully, and is triggered by concepts like liberty, capitalism, free markets, Judeo-Christian philosophy, and any other conservative principles.

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

So the white people show up, take everything from the Native peoples, shove them into reservations, occupy their land and make them second-class citizens, and THEN question their immigration status. Too much irony at once.

Kim Bush
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1 year ago

Second class? Visit a reservation. You'll see that they are worse than the "slums" in some of the big cities. But they don't gang together and take up arms against each other. They have too much pride and respect in themselves and in their lineage to behave in such a way.

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Koalamonster
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1 year ago

This one makes my brain hurt a bit.

Id row
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1 year ago

It's depressing that this is very unsurprising. I honestly don't know how this country even functions with the level of stupidity contained in it.

Larkin Banks
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1 year ago

You’re bringing the average down

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Bored Moogle
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1 year ago

White Conservatives are the most arrogant group of people on Earth.

Full Name
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1 year ago

You are judging people based on their ideology and, uh...skin colour. There's a word for that.....

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Tracy Wolfe
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1 year ago

Sinking in quick sand stupid...

shane montanez
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1 year ago

I continue to question the stupidity of trump supporters lol

Rani Johnson
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1 year ago

Lord in Hell. Why is that delusional cheeto (Trump) still in office?

Pam
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1 year ago

Nothing like a good bit of over generalization to wash my lunch down with :)

European other
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1 year ago

Of course Trump supporters would think that way. Did we expect anything less ?

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

damn idiots...

chi-wei shen
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1 year ago

From his point of view the United States might be the illegal thing.

John-Michael Mustchin
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1 year ago

Correction: a single idiot questioned whether or not he was here legally. Get your facts straight.

Karin Love
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1 year ago

A group of idiots were yelling and screaming at everyone with dark skin, saying they were illegal and to get out. Face it, Trumplings are racist.

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Beverly
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1 year ago

Read this and tear your hair.

Ottmar Straub
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1 year ago

If that is true (we hear many smear-campaigns about Trump) it is really dumb.

Linda Renk
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1 year ago

What a made up statement by asinine Trump haters.

Randy Paddock
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1 year ago

People yes Trump supporters No this is something Democrats would do

Karin Love
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1 year ago

Except they call themselves "Trump Girls" and wave Trump flags. Nice try.

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itsgmartin
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1 year ago

nice

Tommy Jo Hunt
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1 year ago

Unbelievable!

DC
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3 months ago

I'm sorry - germany will not take Trump back in case this true American decides to kick out that moron.

Kristin Haskins
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1 year ago

I can't !! I want to keep MY brain!

Riteaidbob
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1 year ago

And yet Hillary isn't POTUS. THANK GOD!

Baali Venomax
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1 year ago

I guess they dont teach history in the schools anymore

Linda Renk
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1 year ago

This is totally false, and totally asinine of you to make up something like this.

Jaybird3939
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1 year ago

As soon as they clicked that vote for 45 each individual lost 50 IQ points instantly.

Troy Currie
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1 year ago

Fake News put out by Left-Nut News stations

Karin Love
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1 year ago

Except it's on video. Believing that everything you wish wasn't true is "fake news" is why you're not smart. https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2018/01/26/arizona-capitol-eric-descheenie-cesar-chavez-lisette-flores-selianna-robles-katie-hobbs-tomas-robles-trump-supports-yell-illegal/

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Meami
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1 year ago

Sh*t. He should be questioning if all of us are here legally...

Robin Allegra
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1 year ago

seriously.

Sally Spelbring
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1 year ago

no shit

Lovetta Carr
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1 year ago

Wow ! For shame .....

Barbara Cochrane
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1 year ago

🤣😂

Gwyn Plaine
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1 year ago

Yer well Trump's opposition think Milk is racist and you're a native American because you have cheekbones so i wouldn't bandy about the stupid label with quite as much vigour if I was part of a political group whose major selling point is lying about racism and sexism!

Karin Love
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1 year ago

Dumbest. Comment. Ever.

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Linda Robinett
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1 year ago

He should be checking my papers. I had ancestors on the Mayflower. These are immigrants.

Michelle Chevalier
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1 year ago

Wait...what? SMH

Zsolt Hegedűs
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1 year ago

If someone is in the US illegally, it's not people like him but everyone else

Debbie
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1 year ago

again WOW!

Viet Nguyen
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1 year ago

It was known that the foreigners unwittingly brought diseases that killed 95% of Native Americans. It would be very different today to those Trump supporters.

Suzanne Parvin
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1 year ago

Lazy humor.. inscribe us...

Joanne Montgomery
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1 year ago

Outoragious!

Alan Deans
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1 year ago

You have to have a certain amount of sympathy for normal, decent Americans as they all look alike so you can't tell if they're a Trump supporter - you can only tell the difference once they've opened their mouth !

Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

"Illegally... first... same thing..." - Some MAGA nut.

Mayra Elkhattabi
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1 year ago

Trump is Karma for all the shady shit the US has done in the past

Honey
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1 year ago

*palm to face*

Jay Low
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1 year ago

I hate stupid people....

nala simba
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1 year ago

Amazing!

Kiwi Canuck
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1 year ago

Wow. Just wow.

Julia Gentzler Roark
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1 year ago

Oh for the love of kokopelli... 🤣🤣🤣

debrina blackmoon
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1 year ago (edited)

OMG SERIOUSLY?! wtf do they think "NATIVE AMERICAN" means?!

Sue Clifford
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1 year ago

You have to remember the entire Senate is working on half a brain and that’s combined.

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Erika Paschel
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1 year ago

Not funny, but you have to laugh. NATIVE🙄

Caryn Zent
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1 year ago

Who is doing this? I don't think this is true.

Full Name
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1 year ago

It's the internet, and BP. They just posted an article about ONE person who left a stupid yelp review.

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Larkin Banks
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1 year ago

The author, Inga Korolkovaite, is an America-hating socialist from Lithuania whose family was involved with the Communist regime when it was a Soviet Republic. So she is totally groomed to be little Tyrant Bully, and is triggered by concepts like liberty, capitalism, free markets, Judeo-Christian philosophy, and any other conservative principles.

Adrian Elliott
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1 year ago

Maybe not this man in particular, but you people can't figure out how a Navajo American could be here illegally? Really?

Cindy Collins
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1 year ago

Weren't' the Indians here first? Trump supporters continue to amaze me at their level of stupidity

David Martinez
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1 year ago

“Good news superfam, we were able to convince Eric to go back to the s***hole country he’s from. Apparently it’s run by a totalitarian d-list celebrity who’s way in over his head.”

David Martinez
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1 year ago

“Good news superfam, we convinced Eric to go back to the s***hole country he came from. Apparently it’s run by a totalitarian d-list celebrity who’s way in over his head.”

Nevi Løvfelt
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1 year ago

Trump probably think he must be from India. As we all know it's not the general knowledge that is Trumps force.

Farid Red
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1 year ago

hahaha.. LOL

Víctor Alfonso García Olmo
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1 year ago

Well, you know. Arizona was part of the spanish empire. I'm sure the navajo tribe was spaniard. Tú sabes, no? 😁

Kayla McConnell
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1 year ago

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I don't get it...

Leslie Brooke
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1 year ago

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This is not true at all! This site needs to either fact check or stop being political!!

Kayla McConnell
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1 year ago

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I don't get it....

Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

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Some people, seriously.

AzKhaleesi
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1 year ago

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I hate when these posts start with "trump supporters...." Because I AM a trump supporter and I do NOT question if Mr. Descheenie is here legally. That is beyond ignorant. You wanna know why I am a Trump supporter? Probably not, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. I am NOT a political person by any means, it gives me a headache frankly. But I do LOVE how he is so far from political. He reminds me of me if I were in office. Someone who isn't scared to say how he feels and what he thinks. Do I agree with EVERYTHING he does /says certainly not. But it's so nice to not see some pompous ass up there lying through their perfectly capped teeth. Just the humor factor alone is worth it. Go ahead and down vote my opinion, because just like my opinion doesn't matter to you, your opinion of me doesn't matter either.

Lucas
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1 year ago

He is a known liar though. His educational 'achievements' that he tried to keep quiet. He is laughed at across the globe for the crap he spouts. He's referred to by comedians as the 'gift that keeps on giving'. I am aghast that some people literally cannot see what he is truly like. Political or not political he talks some utter rubbish.

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Ed
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Bored Panda needs to be renamed to Bored Liberal.

Lucas
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1 year ago

If you don't like it, don't read it. No one is forcing you here.

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Wow. I uses to enjoy Bored pander to get away from politics. But posting a complete lie based on a tweet has gone beyond ignorant just to push a narrative. Y'all need help.

boredpanDaman
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1 year ago

are you suggesting this is fabricated?

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Is he Mexican? Because I don't give a fuck if he's Indian, he lost that war.

Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Your level of awareness is critically low. It wasn't a war, it was an invasion and occupation. Get your facts straight, you cock blister.

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Little Bill with little pills...

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#22

Effing Horrible

Effing Horrible

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Foxxy
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

Or was reading it and and therefore distracted...

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#36

The Epitome Of Irony

The Epitome Of Irony

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

I'd have gone for the M&Ms.