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Is this ironic?

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TrillianSlasher Tue 20-Oct-09 16:48:44

As I was putting on some Simple moisturiser this morning (no colours/fragrances, etc) I thought "wouldn't it be funny if I had a reaction to this, when I'm not allergic to normal skin cream?".

Would that be irony?

<I'm fine, by the way>

GrimmaTheNome Tue 20-Oct-09 16:51:03

Given this as one of the definitions:

incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result

I suppose it qualifies.

StealthPolarBear Tue 20-Oct-09 16:51:09

yes, i think so - they've gone out of their way to make it pure & not contain any irritants

AMumInScotland Tue 20-Oct-09 16:51:41

Yup, that would be irony!

StealthPolarBear Tue 20-Oct-09 16:51:47

bit like being growled at by a chiauaua
sorry for the spelling, never had to write it before!

TrillianSlasher Tue 20-Oct-09 16:54:01

I saw a great little bit by a stand-up comic (can't remember who annoyingly) econstructing Alanis Morissette. It ended with

"... the only way you being stuck in traffic is ironic is if you are the town planner!"

StealthPolarBear Tue 20-Oct-09 16:58:32

sleepychunky Fri 23-Oct-09 06:50:05

Trillian, it was Ed Byrne. He said everything I had been annoying my friends about saying for ages. I loved him for it!

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