Dimebog wrote:Since when are dictionaries valid scientific resources?
Question is, when did people stop using dictionaries for valid scientific resources?
Dimebog wrote:Wikipedia entries are not made up by people who write them - they are referenced from various scientific studies
Depends entirely on the subject of the entry.
Dimebog wrote:Check the links on the bottom of the page. Check the link explaining the "misuse of the term" by todays kids and uneducated people
The link is broken.
Dimebog wrote:Irony is that Beethoven was deaf. It's not irony when Caleb says something. What you referenced is a dictionary entry. If you can fit some complex lingual phenomena in a single sentence from a dictionary, then kudos.
I'll quote myself:
"irony: 1 the expression of meaning through the use of language which normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous effect. 2 a state of affairs that appears perversely contrary to what one expects"
"sarcasm: noun the use of irony to mock or convey contempt"
You can use irony without mockery. Take "this hurts me more than it hurts you" for example, it ain't mocking anything/anyone but it would be funny given the right context"
Sorry but you're not making any sense.