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Comments on Wednesday 18 October 2006:
A fun challenge - not so much fun for the doing as funny that it is unintuitively quite challenging: come up with three good examples of irony as quickly as you can. Examples from real life or made up are fine, but famous examples, eg. from Shakespeare, are not. Sarcasm is not. Anything from the Alanis Morissette song 'Ironic' obviously doesn't qualify because none of it is ironic, though the fact that every example in that song is not ironic would itself be quite a good example. You can't have that one, I just used it up.

None of the three examples I originally came up with were particularly noteworthy - they were done for the speed rather than for quality, and as such were horribly contrived, eg. "starving to death trapped in a peanut-butter factory, due to being allergic to peanuts" (this was the most contrived and the weakest example, your examples must be better than that to count). But I came up with a delightful example the next day, when I wasn't really thinking about it; going trick-or-treating dressed as a piñata. [03:02]

James
1: an e-mail support link for ISP problems.
2: a 24 hour hotline for cold medication
3: maintaing that the doors on Jeeps are an option when sold in Canada.

James
Oh, and the classic:
mis-spelling "typo".

Squander Two
I have good examples at my site, if anyone's interested.

RavenBlack
Excellent.

Emily
A woman who had five husbands in her lifetime will mostly be remembered for singing a song called "Stand By Your Man."
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