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What are your best examples of irony (extra points for funny ones)

Asked by tranquilsea (17756points) April 7th, 2011

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AmWiser's avatar

Is it ironic that someone steps into a puddle and you make fun of them… and the next thing you know – YOU step in one!?

Meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife… who happens to be the psychiatrist I recently hired in hopes of improving my luck with the opposite sex.

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marinelife's avatar

My husband and I were rear-ended on the freeway. The woman’s insurance company would not settle with us and we went to court. Their lawyer was a vile attack dog who basically disemboweled us on the stand. It was a horrible experience.

The next fall, a large tree fell on her house demolishing it. There was a picture in the paper. We were hoping that she had the same company for homeowner’s insurance that she had for auto insurance.

filmfann's avatar

Lenny Bruce’s real name was Leonard Alfred Schneider. He wanted a name that sounded tough, so he changed it to Bruce. He complained that the next person he met named Bruce tried to kiss him.

Blackberry's avatar

A jewish person driving a german car?

bob_'s avatar

This.

Also, the fact that most of the stuff Alanis Morissette sings about in “Ironic” isn’t actually ironic.

bob_'s avatar

@Blackberry Isn’t that like saying “a black person wearing cotton”?

SpatzieLover's avatar

hands @bob_ a sandwich, cuz he deserves one now

yankeetooter's avatar

Leaving my second job earlier than intended (I gave two weeks notice about a month ago) to take an extra class. By leaving earlier than the intended date in July, I forfeited my tuition reimbursement that I would have received in June (about $900). Now, in taking the class, I find out the professor is incompetent, and between that and some other things I have going on in my life, I’m dropping the class, which I’ve already paid for, but now won’t get reimbursed for in June since I left my job…I know, probably some bad decisions all around…

yankeetooter's avatar

@queenie That was hilarious…and I loved your picture too @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard !

yankeetooter's avatar

@queenie These are so funny!

MilkyWay's avatar

@yankeetooter Yeh? I’m not done yet….

yankeetooter's avatar

Too much, @queenie! LOL! Where are you finding these?

MilkyWay's avatar

shh…it’s a secret ; )

zenvelo's avatar

My son and I followed a Prius, with California clean air stickers on it, in rush hour traffic yesterday. Imagine our surprise to see the driver smoking, then flicking his cigarette but out of the car.

tinyfaery's avatar

Marlee Matlin has really big ears.

El_Cadejo's avatar

The word ignorant as used by many. Ignorant doesn’t mean rude. The fact that they are ignorant to the definition of ignorant, to me, is hilariously ironic.

Brian1946's avatar

Check the lurve total of the OP in this thread for a jelly who just surpassed 10K. :-o

“The China Syndrome” was released on 16 March 1979, 12 days before the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. In the film, a physicist says that the China Syndrome would render “an area the size of Pennsylvania” permanently uninhabitable.

augustlan's avatar

I’ve seen this example here, more than once. Someone will post something about how intelligent they are, and misspell one or more important words. Like “intelligent”.

Now I’m paranoid that there’s a typo in there ^^.

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