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How good would it be if americans discovered irony ?
Then we wouldent have THAT annoying american.
an entire post without a spelling mistake. like... wut?
americans don;t get it at all, but even in britian many view it as the alanis morrissette definition or as just sarcasm.
anyway, you are all cunts.
your name is breadfan
i like ciabatta, but will always have a soft sport for bog standard warburtons.
nobody actually knows what irony is.
i feel that the entry skirts around the edges of the subject without truly engaging with the fundamental nature of irony.
American tourists don't generally understand irony, or indeed how to pronounce Leicester.
This is fair exchange as I am frankly scared by the impression the majority of British tourists must give of these lands abroad...
I think it's a bit silly to generalise that 'America lacks irony', some Amercians don't understand irony, just as some British people don't understand irony
"that's not irony, that's sarcasm"
"really? well, what is irony?"
i'm not sure british culture has more irony - more misanthropic, perhaps.
cept for one of my favourate ironic film endings...."Cross of Iron" which has a definate ironic aspect to it, I guess it must have been made by an american, also catch 22, whilst not being exactly Ironic, contains all the prerequisit virtues and circumstances, that the humour that is derived from the book is not realised though final ironic asides does not detract from its ironic credentials.
Examples of irony can be defined, but to try to define the borders of it is futile and joyless. (Americans can be futile and joyless (apart from a few Disers, and Jamie) which is in itself kind of ironic.
pointless observation: far more people know what irony isn't than know what it is.
too much irony can be very annoying. Especially in lyrics...just translates as insincerity