Irony currently defines something that was done, said, acted, or even painted (yes, there are ironic painters) to present the exact opposite from what was intended. When you sarcastically tell your child “You are the brightest bulb in the pack!” as they remove crayons, two pennies and a carrot stick from their nose, congrats, you’ve just used irony.
Irony cannot currently be blamed for rain on your wedding day. It is also not responsible for having ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife. Those situations are just plain and simply crappy. But considering the gross misuse of the term I say screw it and I would like to propose the following:
Blame it on Irony-Campaign 2012
Anything and everything can be ironic so long as it causes you some sadness or inconvenience. Free ride when you've already paid? Ironic! Meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife? Also irony’s fault.
Let’s be honest, the public school system is going to hell anyways. Kids are barely getting by with the correct use of their, there and they’re…I say we let the current state irony slide and accept the much looser and inclusive definition. Who’s with me?