Most Ironic Death In History. Soruce: .. thats not what ironic means Most Ironic Death In History Soruce: thats not what ironic means
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#2 - firereadyaim
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(05/19/2013) [-]
thats not what ironic means
#3 to #2 - Nitsuin
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(05/19/2013) [-]
English teaches us that there are three different kinds of Irony, can you name them for me?
#4 to #3 - pocoyothegreat
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(05/19/2013) [-]
Irony, sarcasm and satire?
#5 to #4 - Nitsuin
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(05/19/2013) [-]
I don't ******* know, I was in English class like 7 years ago. But here's a thumb for being the person who gave some form of answer.
#6 to #5 - pocoyothegreat
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(05/19/2013) [-]
http://academic. brooklyn.cuny. edu/english/melani/english2/ handouts/irony.pdf

And by that definition, this death would be indeed ironic.
#7 to #6 - Nitsuin
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(05/19/2013) [-]
I ******* like this guy right here. He knows how to use the interwebs!
#14 to #3 - Crusader
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(05/19/2013) [-]
Really, there is 4, as shown in my comment above.
#15 to #14 - Nitsuin
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(05/19/2013) [-]
See, it's people like you and Pocoyothegreat that give me faith in the my fellow FJ members.
#13 to #2 - Crusader
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(05/19/2013) [-]
Yes, yes it is.
Cosmic/Dramatic irony - When something happens with a person thinking one way, when the audience knows that there is a conflicting act taking place which will cause the plan to go awry
ie. Micky selling his watch to buy Minnie Comb, while Minnie sells her hair to buy Mickie a watch-chain
Verbal Irony - To say something which carries the meaning opposite to what was said
ie. Sarcasm
Socratic Irony - When the feigned ignorance of a questioner leads the person answering to expose their own ignorance.
Situation Irony - When things appear one way, but turn out to be the opposite the entire time
ie. Wizard of Oz, Dorothy longed to go home only to find out she had the ability the entire time, Tinman longed for the ability to love, only to find out that he already loved his friends, etc.


In the case of this post, it would Cosmic irony, because he thought having a beard would not be dangerous, when in actuality, it is.
#164 to #13 - firereadyaim
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(05/21/2013) [-]
thanks for the english lesson lol i had no idea. I always thought the only defintion was the verbal irony one. I'll be using a dictionary before correcting some one from now on
#23 to #13 - ericzxvc ONLINE
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(05/19/2013) [-]
No not at all. Why would he think having a beard "wouldn't be dangerous" he simply did not think of a beard in terms of danger which makes it not ironic. It would be like saying an avid gardener dying from a random snake bite would be ironic because he didn't think gardening was dangerous. No, because nobody associates danger with gardening.
#30 to #23 - Crusader
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(05/19/2013) [-]
The gardener and the snake is ironic, because something that fulfilled his life ultimately ended it, just as the man with the beard, was killed by something that defined his life.
#32 to #30 - ericzxvc ONLINE
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(05/19/2013) [-]
That's an extreme stretch at its very best. Having a hobby doesn't really fulfill your life and a beard doesn't define you as a person, and it's not the opposite either; dying wouldn't undefine his life because it would still be just as defined by the beard alive or dead. So it wouldn't make sense as irony because it's not the opposite. Either way it's definitely not the "most ironic death", even slightly.
#91 to #32 - alexthebest
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(05/20/2013) [-]
A beard doesn't define you as a person? Obviously doesn't have a beard.
#92 to #91 - ericzxvc ONLINE
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(05/20/2013) [-]
You completely ignored the majority of the comment. So if somebody was a nazi and had a beard would you define them by their beliefs or their beard? People have so much more important features and traits that it's ridiculous to define someone by their beard, it doesn't change who they are. You ignore the fact that dying is not the opposite of defining meaning that his life would be NO LESS defined by the beard alive or dead. The beard defining his life is completely independent of him living or dying so your argument based on dying being the opposite of defining his life IS WRONG. If the beard made him famous and then it killing him made him infamous THAT would be ironic because it gives the opposite of what it created/he hoped it to create.

Besides this entire argument, the only reason everyone is stating that it is not ironic is because the title states "the most ironic death in history" which is pretty stupid when you can consider this as not irony at all.
#99 to #92 - alexthebest
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(05/20/2013) [-]
You're looking way too deeply into my ridiculous comment. Of course no one is defined just by facial hair.
#59 to #2 - srapture
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(05/20/2013) [-]
I have given up on the word irony and all of it's lexemes. It's so ******* ambiguous and there are so many different forms of it, all of which I misuse constantly.
#9 - thelordofrepost
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(05/19/2013) [-]
Not irony. Fitting.
#10 to #9 - stevensonbak
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(05/19/2013) [-]
He lived by the beard, he died by the beard.
#35 to #10 - protectorofwings
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(05/19/2013) [-]
#38 to #35 - gammaradiated
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(05/19/2013) [-]
game of thrones
#62 - kinglordoftheknome
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(05/20/2013) [-]
He must be really flexible to step on his own neck and break it.
He must be really flexible to step on his own neck and break it.
#41 - joefakes
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(05/19/2013) [-]
This is not irony as there is no contradiction.

For instance, this would be irony if he grew the beard to cushion his neck.
#42 to #41 - TarnRazor
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(05/19/2013) [-]
I mean.. You could say it's ironic because the greatest achievement of his life was also the biggest downfall of his life..
#20 - sinonyx
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(05/19/2013) [-]
who the hell do you step on your neck?
#28 to #20 - nimba
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(05/19/2013) [-]
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#29 to #20 - byfidelsbeard
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(05/19/2013) [-]
How*
#33 to #29 - sinonyx
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(05/19/2013) [-]
How.
#66 to #20 - avyon
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(05/20/2013) [-]
By stepping on your own beard.
#57 to #20 - triggathepirate
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(05/20/2013) [-]
I see what you were trying here. But that typo makes it so much better.
I see what you were trying here. But that typo makes it so much better.
#74 - subzeroesisback
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(05/20/2013) [-]
I thought I was the only one that realized he used irony so wrong
#96 to #74 - jigger
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(05/20/2013) [-]
what would make you think something like that?
#85 to #74 - PityOnThePawn
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(05/20/2013) [-]
And then you saw the other 73 comments?
#78 - Warcom
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(05/20/2013) [-]
You live by the beard and you shall die by the beard!
#133 to #78 - dracory
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(05/20/2013) [-]
that beard looks like the symbol for hydra
#135 to #133 - Hydra
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(05/20/2013) [-]
You rang?
#136 to #135 - dracory
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(05/20/2013) [-]
HAIL HYDRA
#137 to #136 - Hydra
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(05/20/2013) [-]
Yes my minion. Yes.
#162 to #135 - Warcom
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(05/21/2013) [-]
heh speak of the devil eh?
#163 to #162 - Hydra
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I get notifications when people mention me.
#55 - KungFuZerO
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(05/20/2013) [-]
That's not ironic at all...
#54 - vicgkob
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(05/20/2013) [-]
Apparently they found like 3 different new species of lice in that nasty ass beard.
#51 - disasterbater
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(05/20/2013) [-]
#83 to #51 - mookiez
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(05/20/2013) [-]
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Look what I did, I'm predicting your future.
#88 to #83 - disasterbater
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(05/20/2013) [-]
thanks, i appreciate it.
#52 to #51 - disasterbater
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