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One of life's big ironies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Almost no one remembers who Alois Alzheimer was.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    A german physician.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Is this proper use of irony? Would it be more ironic if he couldn't remember who he was? Not being flip, just asking. I usually pulled all references to irony because no one really seems to understand what it means.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    For copy editors, that's probably free advice that they just didn't take.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Irony is a "DB" http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Not nearly as ironic as Lou Gehrig dying from Lou Gehrig's disease. I mean c'mon, what were the odds of that?
  7. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Poor Lou. He shoulda seen it coming. We kept tellling him, "Lou, there's a disease out there with your name written all over it!" </denisleary>
  8. No Babe Ruth's disease. Go ahead, have a hot dog and a hummer, it's on me.
  9. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    But is it like rain on your wedding day?
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    More like a thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.
    Although in prison you can learn how to make it both.
  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    No matter how many times you hear it, that joke is never funny.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    After seeing my great aunt in the deep throes of Alzheimer's yesterday and seeing my grandmother battling a different form of dementia, forgive me if my sense of amusement over that little "irony" is a tad lacking.
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