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Thread #59418   Message #1222842
Posted By: freda underhill
10-Jul-04 - 09:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
\I"ron*y\, n.[L. ironia, Gr. ? dissimulation, fr. ? a
dissembler in speech, fr. ? to speak; perh. akin to E. word:
cf. F. ironie.]
1. Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of
   confounding or provoking an antagonist.

2. A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts
   a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the
   literal sense of the words.