Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Define Irony - Anti-Gay Republican Mayor Trolls for Sex
i·ro·ny Pronunciation Key (r-n, r-)
n. pl. i·ro·nies

1. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
2. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
3. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.
1. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: “Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated” (Richard Kain).
2. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity.
See also: Spokane, Washington mayor James E. West
I swear, the hypocrisy in politics just kills me.


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