Jagged Little Pill may have sold a bazillion copies, but it wasn’t because Alanis Morissette understood the definition of “ironic.”
1. using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its liternal meaning; containing or exemplifying irony;
2. of, pertaining to, or tending to use irony or mockery;
3. coincidental, unexpected.
As this post points out, there is very little that’s “ironic” about anything in the lyrics of “Ironic.” In 11 attempts, she pulls it off 2.5 times at best.
(Via The Huffington Post)