The Rebirth of Irony
October 29, 2009 at 12:10PM
At the risk of sparking a language war, we invite Pith readers to weigh in on a weighty issue of usage: the use and misuse of "irony" to describe unexpectedly congruous events. A piece today at The City Paper on Vince Young's expected return to the starting QB role for the Titans includes this sentence:
Young, who lost his starting role after last year's season opener against Jacksonville, will ironically make his return as the No. 1 quarterback against the Jaguars.