Monday, November 30, 2009

That's ironic



I have to write about this because it DRIVES ME CRAZY. But I'm worried that I'll offend some of you. So if you start feeling attacked please just close the window and go do something else. I'm talking about the window on your computer, but you can also close the one on your wall if you think it would help.

It drives me crazy when people misuse the word "Ironic." I used to do this myself, until one day someone told me to stop or else. I went home and looked it up in the dictionary, and sure enough they were right. After that, I became hyper-aware of the term.

In church yesterday, a guy got up to speak. And he misused the word 3 times. In 5 minutes. I was ready to pull my hair out. "Ironically, the Branch President here was our Bishop back in the day..." Ugh! Every time he said that word I'd get tenser and tenser until finally I stood up and yelled "No. That is NOT ironic. It is coincidental. COINCIDENTAL!!" Except, I didn't really do that. It's just, i WANTED to. So badly.


3 comments:

Danielle said...

you should just delete that last part... im definitely not friends with people who do things on my list. hahaha but then again.. im a jerk. =) AND i so wish you would have stood up and yelled. in my world, you did. so ill just pretend.

alibrough said...

i get that way with irregardless- its not a word. all you need to say is regardless- NO IR! its a double negative people. and moot as well. but that one is more acceptable but the actual definition of moot means -open for discussion. people use it to mean the opposite. these are the tortures for logophiles.

Amber said...

I hate it when people say 'literally' out of context, it happens all the time! Mostly in random conversations.
'I literally died when that happened...' really, you literally died...
'I literally can't hear after that!' Strange and here I thought we were having a conversation... I do recall talking to you and you did respond...
It drives me crazy!

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