Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Is It Irony?
I've started another blog Is It Irony. I've been called pedantic for many things, and my obsession with the correct (possibly prescriptive, a dirty word) usage of it. Early musings have led me to some interesting insights into why exactly people use irony to describe something, whether it is because they are uncomfortable, scared, or just plain surprised, it has nothing to do irony, it has to do with our misperceptions about the world. Perhaps the use of irony is cognitive dissonance in action, or maybe I read too deeply into subtle phenomena. Either way, it is interesting to me, and I'll try to update it once a week or so.