The Guardian tries to hunt down one of the last few remaining words left out in the wild:
‘Isn’t it ironic?’ You hear it all the time – and, most of the time, actually no, it isn’t. Hypocritical, cynical, lazy, coincidental, more likely. But what is irony and why did pundits think it would die two years ago, after September 11? Zoe Williams meticulously, sincerely, unironically, hunts it down
>>”Guardian: The final irony”:http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,985375,00.html
Slashdot has a “discussion on this article”:http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/06/28/2038247&mode=thread&tid=133&tid=186 : “Have you ever used the word “ironic?” Do you know what it really means? If not, is that ironic?
“Metafilter”:http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/26696 is also on it.