An Example of Irony

Isn't it ironic?

Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read

What Is Irony?

There are many types of irony, but the most common definition is an incongruity between what might be expected to happen and what actually happens. Grammar Girl finds the irony in Sarah Palin's pardoning of a turkey.

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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