Is Irony dead?

Irony is not something easily sensed by everyone. Sarcasm can be immediately detected by tone, but irony is often meant to sound exactly like the opinion given. One might say a stupid opinion with a straight face, and expect it to be known that they are being ironic, because they couldn’t possibly be so stupid. But that is not how it works in reality. People believe all kinds of stupid and/or terrible things, and saying a terrible opinion ironically helps that terrible opinion spread just as much as saying it in earnest.

I don’t think we can afford to be ironic anymore. It is lost on too many people, or the irony goes on too long and morphs into reality.

Say what you mean, and mean what you say!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s