Chuckle Bros (3/24/11)

Sure, this detective might seem like a doofus, but he’s actually being accurate in his use of the word “ironic.” As a noun, “irony” means “the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of their literal meaning.” However, as an adjective, “irony” means “of, resembling, or containing iron.” I’d rather someone use the word correctly as an adjective (to describe a clothes iron) than incorrectly as a noun (to describe an event that’s merely unfortunate, or an attitude that’s merely sarcastic).

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