Dictionary.com defines irony as follows:
â€“noun, plural -nies.
1. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, â€œHow nice!â€ when I said I had to work all weekend.
I define irony as follows:
Rolling around on a fully marked PD motorcycle in full uniform conducting enforcement while listening to the following Rage Against the Machine lyrics:
Something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun
‘Cause I’ll rip the mike, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against ’em
Sure, technically, the first definition is more accurate, but mine is more personally satisfying and makes me chuckle. Rock on, Zack de la Rocha, you angry, angry man, you.