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    Improper use of the word Irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntricateVision View Post
    Improper use of the word Irony.

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    That's ironic. :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    Snow, purely because everyone else loves it and it makes me miserable
    Hahehahhehahahehaehahehaeheahehahehahhheeahhahehah ehaehahehehaeh oh god my laughing muscle

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    Try "Poetic justice" instead. It can replace all those misplaces uses of irony.

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    @nightpaws

    *strangles, in the most polite way

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    But no one will listen ;__;

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    People use the word irony to either sound smart or like a hipster. Poetic justice sounds mounds more pretentious than irony. It implies some form of innate knowledge in the arts to understand it, when really it's just basically Karma and hypocrisy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poetic_justice

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    People who source Wikipedia as their reference.

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    1. ^ http://books.google.se/books?id=0PYz...=0CCwQ6AEwATgU
    2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/ny...-district.html
    3. ^ http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2013...lear-majority/
    4. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2504956.html
    5. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/s...icle-1.1212707
    6. ^ http://www.timesunion.com/local/arti...#photo-3699568

    Wikipedia may be publicly edited, but it's not publicly accepted. You actually have to get your edits approved by admins or contributors most times, and they're pretty thorough. You also have to , and I quote, reference claims you make to reputable sources. It's not a bathroom stall wall and a marker, it's the Oxford dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varden View Post
    Wikipedia may be publicly edited, but it's not publicly accepted. You actually have to get your edits approved by admins or contributors most times, and they're pretty thorough. You also have to , and I quote, reference claims you make to reputable sources. It's not a bathroom stall wall and a marker, it's the Oxford dictionary.
    It's surprising what manages to make it past them. As part of my degree we had to prepare a wiki article each, and several were published without a single reference yet haven't been updated since. Mine got torn to bits by a stroppy admin though

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    My personal experience with it is the wiki page for Lackadaisy, which was rejected and taken down multiple times because the references were all from first party sources (IE the site).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lackadaisy
    Then there was that big chunk of stuff down there at the bottom that everyone skips past for them related articles. The references section. That happened. The page finally got accepted after all those refs were refd and the quotes were quoted. When you're dealing with the second most visited website on the entire internet you can't exactly keep the best lid on things, but they do a good enough job making sure people aren't making Hitler the new Pope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varden View Post

    Also people nitpicking over the word "alot". It's not a word because it's not in the dictionary? Neither was "okay", maybe you should stop using that. Or how about the entire English language while you're at it, every single word is a made up word you twat. Bridezilla is an official word now and you have the cojones to still nitpick over "alot". Here's some more for good measure.
    http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini...sh/friend+zone
    http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini...lish/tweetable
    http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini...lish/dumbphone
    http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini...orld%2Bproblem
    http://www.grammar-monster.com/easil..._lot_allot.htm

    It's not a nit-pick. It's incorrect grammar and you should feel bad for using it.
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