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So, what are the rules for irony again? (example included)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Hustle, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    My wife and I were driving back from a quick Home Depot trip on Saturday morning... lots and lots of yard work to do.

    We get behind this RAV-4 (or something similar) that has a vanity plate from our state: KRE8IVE.

    My first comment to my wife was that using a "K" in place of a "C" is neither unique or groundbreaking. Likewise, using "8" in place of "ate" is neither unique or groundbreaking . So, in reading this person's license plate, I've come to the conclusion that they are trite and unoriginal - exactly the opposite of what the plate claims.

    So, I ask you, is this irony?

    I can never remember.
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Your conclusion would support your subjective claim that the plate is ironic, yes.

    IMO, you'd have a better argument if the plate had instead said CREATIVE. Whatever you think about the uses of the K and 8 in this instance, my hunch is that if your kid wouldn't get away with KRE8IVE in his spelling test at school. Then again, the education system being what it is, who can say for sure?
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's not exactly rain on your wedding day.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    There you go - clear as mud. ;)
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    My guess is somebody had already taken Creative and Cre8ive, so they were left with Kre8ive.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Was the person in the Rav4 getting a free ride when he/she had already paid?
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I bet they had 10,000 spoons when they needed was a knife.
  8. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Was there a no smoking sign on their cigarette break?
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Maybe you were the man of her dreams, and she was pissed you were with your beautiful wife.
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