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Real Life Examples of Irony



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Real Life Examples of Irony


Think you haven’t heard of any examples of irony in real life? Here are some instances of irony that have taken place:

  • It is reported that Lady Nancy Astor once said to Winston Churchill that if he were her husband, she would poison his tea. In response, Churchill allegedly said, “Madam, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.”

  • Sweden’s Icehotel, built of snow and ice, contains fire alarms.

  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the official name for fear of long words

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is considered an anti-censorship novel, and it is one of the most consistently banned books in the United States.

  • A retired CEO of the Crayola company suffered from colorblindness.

  • Many people claimed and/or believed that the Titanic was an “unsinkable” ship.

  • There is a hangover remedy entitled “hair of the dog that bit you” that involves consuming more alcohol.

  • George H.W. Bush reportedly stated, “I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.”

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