Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A lesson for my readers.

I recently received a comment on a VERY old post about my 'evil pit bulls' and how 'vicious' they are to my baby. You can see the post here.

The comment I received was this: "why give pittbulls a bad name they are just the same as every other dog it is how you treat them, then you will see the inner spirit of a dogs mind"

So, I thought a little eplanation might be in order for my readers who may not know me quite so well. I like to use a little tool, which in the literary world, is referred to as IRONY. Please peruse the definitions of irony below, brought to you by our friends at the American Heritage Dictionary. Adam, this one's for you! And welcome to my blog!


American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This i·ro·ny Audio Help (ī'rə-nē, ī'ər-) Pronunciation Key
n. pl. i·ro·nies

1. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
1. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
3. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.
4. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
A5. n occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.

4 comments:

Tabitha said...

Is that what it's called??

Thanks for the info! :oP

Brandi said...

Well isn't it ironic that someone would think that you own a vicious animal? ;)

Jennifer said...

Maybe you should have posted the meaning of sarcasm too. Apparently some people don't get the humor!

Natalie said...

LMFAO @ this whole entry AND the idea of Ruby being "vicious".

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