OT: Sarcasm and irony (was: Dive Into Java?)

Theerasak Photha hanumizzle at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 07:55:29 CEST 2006


On 10/9/06, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Bjoern Schliessmann <usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at spamgourmet.com> writes:
>
> > E. g. [in Java there is] no operator overloading, but "+"
> > concatenation of strings. What if you'd like to implement your own
> > string-derived class? Ah, never mind. Operator overloading is
> > bad(tm) ;) <= Irony, definitely
>
> Definitely? That one strikes me more as sarcasm.

It would seem very few people know the definition of either word.

> (Yes, everything Alanis Morrissette complains of in her song "(Isn't
> It) Ironic" is not at all ironic, but is merely unfortunate. There's a
> possibility she was aware of this...

True. In almost every wedding I have ever been to, it was pissing rain.

-- Theerasak



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