It’s Finally Ironic by Rachael Hurwitz (A Take On Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic”)

This clever revision of Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” attempts to create a song that, the songstress purports, is actually ironic. I enjoyed it quite a bit, even if it is the result of the widely held belief that Morissette’s song ironically does not contain any examples of irony. In my life, I have found that sticklers for grammar and the proper use of the English language often have no idea what they are talking about. No, Morissette’s song is not ironic in the classical sense of the word (nor, for that matter, is most of what we consider ironic). But I would argue that they do demonstrate “an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.” Dying on your first flight–the safest form of travel–after a lifetime of avoiding it? I call ironic. Anyway, enjoy the song. 

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