Who invented Irony? The Greeks.
Due to a popular song at the turn of the last century many people mistakenly believe that it is ironic to find a fly in your Chardonnay.
Nope. It’s just kind of gross.
Accidentally killing your own father and marrying your mother even though your
whole life was devoted to avoiding that very thing is irony.
It is ironic that after the bank crash and subsequent government bail out
that the first thing banks like Chase advise their customers to be is more
Poetic Justice, the harsh version of irony, is the moment the rabid road-raged driver pauses in a cross walk to yell at a driver and is smashed by a truck.
Irony can be a lovely writing tool, but use it with discretion. And if your Chardonnay is ruined by a passing insect, try Pinot Gris.