What irony is not | Curio

What irony is not

27 mins | Apr 10, 2021

There's a linguistic reason why it's lost on many people. Irony is notoriously difficult to understand, and over time its meaning has shifted to cover a range of feelings. Psychology professor Roger Kreuz provides a handy guide to distinguishing the notoriously slippery concept from its distant cousins: coincidence, satire, parody, and paradox — hoping that we can find some clarity on the complicated term.

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