a. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" Richard Kain.
b. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity.
[French ironie, from Old French, from Latin ironia, from Greek eironeia, feigned ignorance, from eiron, dissembler, probably from eirein, to say; see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.]
Or, watching the woman who had just spent four hours in a defensive driving traffic citation mitigation class back into a car as she's pulling out to leave…
You can not make this stuff up.
And yes, traffic school still sucks, even if they did cut it down from 8 to 4 hours. It just sucks half as much — which is still a significant amount.
[tags]irony, traffic school, defensive driving[/tags]