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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" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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