I was trying to explain irony to my baby cousin. This is all I could come up with:
An ironic statement is a statement which expresses a differing or often opposite literal meaning to what the statement is expressing.
"Yolo" muttered Lord Voldemort as he split his soul into seven Horcruxes therefore gaining what he thought to be immortality. Unfortunately he was later proved to be wrong.
This example contains not one, BUT TWO whole layers of irony. The first being that Lord Voldemort would use the phrase ‘yolo’. He uses the phrase in what appears to be a steeling of nerves before performing the complex and dangerous spell. The irony here is that he does not desire to ‘yolo’ he desires to yol7.
The second layer of irony is in the second sentence. This is a more complex form of irony which emerges from the fact that the speaker (Lord Voldemort) confirms imortality - making this the actuality - but he is ‘proved wrong’ meaning the actuality becomes irony.
It’s a small three bedroomed flat on the third floor. Four girls live here. Only one is sane, and she is not me. I share my room with Acchan. Our room is full of clothes and posters of bands. I would post a picture but it’s a complete tip right now because we both work a lot… I promise to tidy it up!
The kitchen is also very small but full of fairylights and post cards. And one of the other bedrooms (Rachel’s) is not only bedroom but living room with the tiniest TV ever which we squint at to play Mario.
The bathroom is nice and big. Only we filled it with so many hair products it’s impossible to take a bath without knocking stuff over…
Basically it’s super squashed but we like living here anyway? It’s nice.
IMO it's because you look so cool?!?! Like really I saw you once but I didn't talk to you in case you were like "begone from my sight, nerrrrd" which I'm sure you wouldn't be but what would I talk to you about anyway? Stuffed animals? Cos I don't like much else and you can't like em cos you're obviously ruthless. :D
U H M I don’t know what to say how dare you have IGNORED ME.
No OK, I actually edited that text post already because it’s embarassing…
But seriously, I don’t care who comes and talks to me, but I don’t believe I have the right to ask for there to even be a topic of conversation. If someone is kind enough to come and say they recognise me from WHEREVER, I usually provide the topic of conversation.
I guess it’s cos… I thought I was quite a polite person, but the way my friend said it made it sound like I’m really rude and I don’t want to be seen as rude at all.
FYI I fucking love stuffed animals.
I have a teddybear called Ruffles I have owned since age 2. He is my best friend.