Most Ironic Death In History. Soruce: .. thats not what ironic means
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#2 - firereadyaim (05/19/2013) [-]
thats not what ironic means
User avatar #3 to #2 - Nitsuin (05/19/2013) [-]
English teaches us that there are three different kinds of Irony, can you name them for me?
User avatar #4 to #3 - pocoyothegreat (05/19/2013) [-]
Irony, sarcasm and satire?
User avatar #5 to #4 - Nitsuin (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.
User avatar #6 to #5 - pocoyothegreat (05/19/2013) [-]
http://academic. brooklyn.cuny. edu/english/melani/english2/ handouts/irony.pdf

And by that definition, this death would be indeed ironic.
User avatar #7 to #6 - Nitsuin (05/19/2013) [-]
I ******* like this guy right here. He knows how to use the interwebs!
User avatar #14 to #3 - Crusader (05/19/2013) [-]
Really, there is 4, as shown in my comment above.
User avatar #15 to #14 - Nitsuin (05/19/2013) [-]
See, it's people like you and Pocoyothegreat that give me faith in the my fellow FJ members.
User avatar #13 to #2 - Crusader (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.
User avatar #23 to #13 - ericzxvc (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.
User avatar #30 to #23 - Crusader (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.
User avatar #32 to #30 - ericzxvc (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.
User avatar #91 to #32 - alexthebest (05/20/2013) [-]
A beard doesn't define you as a person? Obviously doesn't have a beard.
User avatar #92 to #91 - ericzxvc (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.
User avatar #99 to #92 - alexthebest (05/20/2013) [-]
You're looking way too deeply into my ridiculous comment. Of course no one is defined just by facial hair.
#164 to #13 - firereadyaim (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
User avatar #59 to #2 - srapture (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.
#62 - kinglordoftheknome (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.
User avatar #9 - thelordofrepost (05/19/2013) [-]
Not irony. Fitting.
#10 to #9 - stevensonbak (05/19/2013) [-]
He lived by the beard, he died by the beard.
#38 to #35 - gammaradiated (05/19/2013) [-]
game of thrones
#78 - Warcom (05/20/2013) [-]
You live by the beard and you shall die by the beard!
User avatar #133 to #78 - dracory (05/20/2013) [-]
that beard looks like the symbol for hydra
User avatar #135 to #133 - Hydra (05/20/2013) [-]
You rang?
User avatar #136 to #135 - dracory (05/20/2013) [-]
HAIL HYDRA
User avatar #137 to #136 - Hydra (05/20/2013) [-]
Yes my minion. Yes.
User avatar #162 to #135 - Warcom (05/21/2013) [-]
heh speak of the devil eh?
User avatar #163 to #162 - Hydra (05/21/2013) [-]
I get notifications when people mention me.
User avatar #54 - vicgkob (05/20/2013) [-]
Apparently they found like 3 different new species of lice in that nasty ass beard.
#74 - subzeroesisback (05/20/2013) [-]
I thought I was the only one that realized he used irony so wrong
#96 to #74 - jigger (05/20/2013) [-]
what would make you think something like that?
User avatar #85 to #74 - PityOnThePawn (05/20/2013) [-]
And then you saw the other 73 comments?
User avatar #20 - sinonyx ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
who the hell do you step on your neck?
#28 to #20 - nimba (05/19/2013) [-]
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#33 to #29 - sinonyx ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
How.
User avatar #66 to #20 - avyon (05/20/2013) [-]
By stepping on your own beard.
#57 to #20 - triggathepirate (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.
User avatar #41 - joefakes (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.
User avatar #42 to #41 - TarnRazor ONLINE (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..
User avatar #64 - blayck (05/20/2013) [-]
I'm failing to see the irony...
User avatar #70 to #64 - deemetaldragon (05/20/2013) [-]
his record-breaking beard (his life) killed him
#55 - KungFuZerO (05/20/2013) [-]
That's not ironic at all...
User avatar #95 - unncommon (05/20/2013) [-]
You live by the bread. You die by the beard.
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User avatar #98 to #95 - razerblazer (05/20/2013) [-]
i like bread
#105 to #98 - urfunnyman (05/20/2013) [-]
I do too
#21 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
#146 - XxanerkiztjunkyxX (05/20/2013) [-]
Let that be a lesson, a beard is a privilege not a right.
At some point your beard will become to manly and kill you...
Although I think I heard this story as the guy with the longest beard
stepping on his own beard while trying to escape a fire or something.
#139 - GrandPubah (05/20/2013) [-]
He should have listened
#63 - ButtonFly ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
I have over three feet of hair that occasionally gets caught in gears of bikes. Maybe I should consider cutting it.
I have over three feet of hair that occasionally gets caught in gears of bikes. Maybe I should consider cutting it.
User avatar #73 to #63 - azusa (05/20/2013) [-]
Ponytail
#39 - lolzordz (05/19/2013) [-]
ive been seeing a few stupid titles recently....
#36 - bknob (05/19/2013) [-]
I used to think I knew what irony meant and finally figured it out. After reading these comments I'm now more confused than I ever was. Can anyone help explain irony to a relatively retarded person?
User avatar #75 to #36 - rhiaanor ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
THis isn't irony, irony would be like dieing by your own shield
User avatar #47 to #36 - thelegitsuperfurry (05/20/2013) [-]
When something happens that is the opposite of what's expected, for example: If someone were to spend their life perfecting one specific goal such as growing an extremely long ******* beard, but then they were to have fallen into the clutches of death because of said goal, it would be ironic.
User avatar #120 to #47 - bknob (05/20/2013) [-]
So how come this isn't considered ironic? I mean the guy died by stepping on his own beard which seems relevant to him having the worlds longest beard, yet everyone is saying it isn't ironic.
User avatar #124 to #120 - RandomAnonGuy (05/20/2013) [-]
They're wrong.
Everybody saying "OP doesn't understand irony", fails to understand that there is more than one kind of irony.
#12 - Rascal (05/19/2013) [-]
Reading it like an englishteacher gave me a good laugh

...broke his neck after accedentally stepping on it.
User avatar #90 - fukkentyranitar (05/20/2013) [-]
That's not irony, its just strange and pretty sad if you ask me.
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