Irony – opposite words, but funny
Irony is the use of words that mean the opposite of your true feelings. Irony can be used humorously, to add emphasis, or to make a serious point.
For instance, to a friend who lets you down, you might say: “What a great friend you are!”, when what you really mean is that they haven’t been a great friend at all.
“Look at that iron (irony) outside the window. What a beautiful view!” (This is irony – saying the words: “What a beautiful view” is the opposite of what you would expect.)
Ironic event – scientists travelled to the Antarctic to study the melting ice, but got stuck in the ice.
Ironic combination – “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” printed on a T-shirt made in China.
The name of America’s biggest dog was . . . Tiny!