coincidence v. irony

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind readers: You’ve found yourself here on this blog, but a much better place to put your attention is a vid: George Carlin the English language. My lesser version follows. Sincerely, Tom Doody. One from George’s litany rant is the difference between irony and coincidence. At his moment I predict I will never used: ONE: coincidence TWO: irony without think of the late George Carlin. I might even force the fuck word into my text just to pay tribute to George. George’s lesson follows: coincidence is when two events happen together by chance like me writing my medical-billing business partner moments ago telling him about a 3.50 USD USPS certified mail service available from the DIY USPS lobby machines and the letter to Frances. The letter and my news of the 3.50 USD service are coincidental. The two events are a moment’s ping away from one another in google hangouts only by coincidence. There is no irony. It’s ironic if my amigo partner replied and said, "Frances told me 7.50 USD was the cheapest USPS price for certified mail". In addition to the two events being coincidental there is contradiction, so "irony" is proper. George says both coincidental timing and apparent contradiction is required to say, "ironic". The fact George used slang and foul language generously and obsessed about proper English is ironic. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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