Sunday, March 22, 2009

Irony

Leaving San Francisco


i⋅ro⋅ny [ahy-ruh-nee]
–noun, plural -nies.
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
2.an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
3.an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
4.an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.


EXAMPLE: When the weatherman in San Francisco predicted rain, we bought umbrellas. We had quite lovely weather. . . until we returned to Salt Lake City in a driving rainstorm. By the time we got home it was a blizzard. How ironic.

Returning to Salt Lake City

2 comments:

Jenny S said...

Hey! Why did you go to San Fran??s

Britanee and Brian Walker said...

that bad huh? i didn't know you went to San Fran?! how was it all?