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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Seen In San Francisco: Is This Ironic? Busted Car Window Repaired with Burglar Alarm Sticker.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge Pedants Unite! We need your help here! - JOE ESKENAZI -- TAKEN AT WALLER AND FILLMORE
  • Joe Eskenazi -- taken at Waller and Fillmore
  • Pedants Unite! We need your help here!

Ever since Alanis Morissette released a song titled "Isn't It Ironic?" chock full of scenarios that were not at all ironic -- which, in itself is ironic -- the search has been on for a proper example of irony that doesn't involve diabetic men rushing to the pharmacy being flattened by insulin trucks.

The dictionary definition of irony, by the way, is the following: The use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning.

So, here's the thing. We think the notion of repairing a broken car window with a burglar alarm sticker is ironic -- but we're not sure. Insulin is not involved, and that gives us pause.

Readers, please feel free to weigh in. Good, diabetic-free examples of irony are welcome as well. 

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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