Is This The Definition Of Irony? [Pic]

Submitted by: eugenius 6 years ago in Science

I"m never sure. But what I do know is that George predicted this.
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Male 88
wat?
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Male 328
You did good Georgie, you did good.
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Male 464
Opposite of Irony
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Male 2,855
no, its not irony at all
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Male 540
jadedtortois is wrongtortois. That is all.
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Male 994
I found that 1984`s themes were much more realistic while a Brave New World was trying to impart a social issue lesson.

It`s kind of hard to explain it`s like

1984- What if situation
Brave New World- Moral of the story lesson

If you can follow that.
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Male 521
1984!.. was when I was born...

That is all...
(sorry, haven`t read the book yet, can`t weigh in)
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Female 779
Brave New World was a better book that 1984, that is all.
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Male 128
1984 is more true today than it was when it was written.
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Male 1,815
1984 is a lame book, I agree. At the time, however, it had some pretty new concepts, so I give it credit there.
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Male 151
1984 was a lame book. Sorry.
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Male 294
1984...
was...
AMAZING!!!
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Male 164
HAHA! I like this. Its a great reference to a great book.
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Male 707
@sbeels
True, but theres a lot of surveillance trough the computers. they may not SEE us, but they can see what we DO :(
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Male 49
@Sheelz

The Xbox Kinect is a step towards that evolution. haha.

"And over time, that will help us be more targeted about what content choices we present. What advertising we present. How we get better feedback and data. About how many people are in a room when an advertisement is shown. How many people are in a room when a game is being played. How are those people engaged with the game? How are they engaged with a sporting event? Are they standing up, are they excited, are they wearing Seahawks jerseys, are they wearing Giants jerseys? … But those are the kind of things that when you add this new sensor into the equation, there’s a bunch of business opportunities that also come with that."
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Male 1,081
It`s kind of situational irony if you believe George Orwell was sending a message to all the nations to not become the nation in his book.
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Male 176
lmao
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Male 416
Best example of irony I ever saw was when a Red Bull truck crashed because the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Now That`s irony. Black fly in your Chardonnay isn`t.
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Male 2,868
Actually, what George Orwell predicted is that everyone would have a camera in their home that they would be incapable of turning off. We`ve still got a ways to go before we`re there.
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Male 3,894
To continue from the last post...

"...It wasn`t the opposite of what you expected...and therefore wasn`t ironic.

BAM. IRONY."
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Male 3,894
This is not ironic.

Irony comes in several flavors:
Situational-when you`re aware of something that a character does not know, which sheds a different light on all of their actions.
example: if a book told you a character died at the beginning, and then went back to tell the story of what happened before their death.

Verbal irony- this is, basically, sarcasm. When something said is the opposite of what is meant.
example: Of COURSE I remembered to bring YOUR key, the one that YOU`RE in charge of. (when clearly, they did not and had no reason to.)

Situational irony: When an event happens that was the opposite of what you expected to happen.
Example: while watching the weather, a weatherman tells you that it will not rain today, and you step outside into a rainstorm.

George Orwell predicted something along these lines, which would lead you to believe that he thought it would happen, meaning that when they finally showed up...it w
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Female 18
I feel that the Titanic is the definition of irony
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Male 4
@ubberboard08: I see your point that fire trucks aren`t supposed to catch on fire, and the crew is going to do everything in their power to prevent that from happening. However, I wouldn`t be shocked that a vehicle parked near a fire catches fire itself. As it`s said "poo happens", I`m not saying a fire truck being on fire is the most likely thing to happen to the truck, but I wouldn`t think it`s the least.

As for the picture, you just need to read the "George Orwell" part and see the picture of the camera. I don`t really have an opinion of if this is irony or not, but Orwell would probably be pissed.
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Male 25,417
lol
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Male 107
I would understand if there was any irony to be found in this if this was even in my effin` language. Oh, and @klouchis: It`s ironic for a fire truck to catch on fire because first off they`re not meant to, and secondly you would think a group of people well trained in fire safety could manage to keep their expensive as hell government paid equipment from being destroyed. It`s not supposed to happen there for that`s what makes it ironic. Irony is when something you least expect to happen happens, and not many people expect a fire truck to be the vehicle of all vehicles to be caught on fire.
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Male 6,694
Big Brother?
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Male 4
Maybe it`s because I`m a nerd and love statistics, but I don`t think it`s ironic for a firetruck to be on fire. The point of a fire truck is to drive it to a fire. Where as I drive my truck away from fires. I would think a vehicle that drives close to fires is likely to catch fire. Where as most vehicles that drive away from fires are less likely to catch fire, but I`m just a science nerd, what do I know about language?
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Male 1,587
Irony is just something other than what you would expect. You wouldn`t expect a firetruck to catch fire, so it`s ironic.
This pic is old anyhow.
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Male 37
This is the true definition of irony

First thing that comes to my head when someone mentions it.
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Male 2,121
Yes it is the definition of irony. There are different types of irony, specifically this is situational irony:
"Situational irony is the disparity of intention and result: when the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect. Being "shot with one`s own gun", or "hoisted with one`s own petard" are popular formulations of the basic idea of situational irony."
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Male 356
@MajicWalrus
by the way, this is for you
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony
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Male 356
Nah, you all are just too busy buying stuffs to notice this anyway.
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Male 13
No that is not the definition of irony. This is irony: 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.
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Male 3,310
No, this would be the definition of coincidence
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Female 4,225
Oldie but goodie.

Remember kiddies, Big Brother is watching
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Male 1,620
Link: Is This The Definition Of Irony? [Pic] [Rate Link] - I`m never sure. But what I do know is that George predicted this.
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