Well, no, actually. Those are unfortunate situations, but they are not typically what one would define as ironic. Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife in the employee break room of a Henkels cutlery factory… now that would be ironic. I mentioned irony and sarcasm in a recent post , and a reader emailed me bemoaning the inability of some to distinguish between irony and sarcasm. Alanis may not be so dumb after all. That, in and of itself, is ironic, and justifies the entire song from an artistic standpoint. Morissette may have been playing a wonderfully perverse joke on all of us on another level. I decided to do a little digging to see if Morissette had ever validated that interpretation. One could certainly argue that Morissette simply recognized a saving grace and took it.
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It was released in February as the third single from her third studio album , Jagged Little Pill It was written by Morissette and Glen Ballard , and was produced by him. The lyrics present several situations that are described as "ironic"; this has led to debate as to whether any of these actually match the accepted meaning of irony. However, some have argued that it does match what is known as situational irony. In the United States, the song reached number four on April 13, , and currently is her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot
Irony, apparently, was described by Socrates, animated by Shakespeare and O. Henry, and killed by a radio hit. Thankfully now Morissette may be free.
If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained. Get some streaming picks. Title: Alanis Morissette: Ironic Video The music video opens on an icy car in a snow covered town. Wearing a pink hat and winter clothes, Alanis Morissette gets in and begins to sing and drive.