Oh, the Irony! 20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Ranker.

Many people use the expression "That's so ironic" without knowing what irony actually is, so it's time to drop some knowledge about the difference between "things that suck" and things that are ironic. Remember that whole "It's like 10,000 spoons when all you really need it a knife" schtick from Alanis Morissette's song Ironic? Yeah, that situation is not ironic; it's just a bummer. Real irony would be if you work in a knife factory that makes nothing but knives, yet all you can find when you're trying to cut up your grande lunch burrito is thousands of f**king spoons. THAT would be ironic! (Also, annoying!)

Real irony is a situation that is funny or odd because things happen in a way that is the opposite of what you'd expect. The signs in this gallery are all great examples of irony - they're saying one thing, but they're displaying the polar opposite. 

See now, don't you feel smarter already? You're welcome! Now please enjoy these visual representations of real-life irony at its finest.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Subway sign
Via Imgur.

That's right, folks! STOP diabetes with the help of cookies. This promotion comes straight from the Paula Deen school of charitable giving.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Business Insider.

Sure, it might be an art form - who knows? I'm not even 100% sure what writting even is.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Dumpaday.

Yeah, speak English! Here in America we all speak perfectly fluent English and never make ridiculous grammatical errors that make us look like a dumbass. No sir, we never do.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

drive carefully crash
Via Reddit.

And thank YOU for not telling me how to live my life, sign. I DO WHAT I WANT.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Reddit.

I was worried my car might get towed, but it turns out it will be fine. What a relief!

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Stupidest.

It's not a misprint; you've just been misspelling organic all this time. Duh.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Fail Blog.

You'd better get those kids back to school really fast, if this graphic is any indication. 

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

broken bell
Via Viral Nova.

We can fix anything... except doorbells.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

alignment shop
Via Guff.

"Yup, everything here looks fine. This is totally the message we want to convey."

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via The Daily Mail.

Are they committed to high standards, or just committed to getting high?

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

psychic canceled
Via The Shootening.

Damn it, Joe! Why didn't you see this coming????

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Pinterest.

In other news, the museum flooded because it was hit by a giant ice truck. 

Speaking of big trucks hitting things... (next slide)

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Reddit.

"We fit," but where? Not under here, that's for sure! 

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via isitironic.com.

If only there was some kind of clip or device designed to hang up signs! Wouldn't that be a time saver.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via carthrottle.com.

It begins with you, but not this bus driver. Safety pretty much ends with this bus driver.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

via Dumpaday.

Sometimes when you seek wind, you end up getting far more than you bargained for. Just ask anyone who has ever ordered the two chalupa and a crunchy taco meal from Taco Bell.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Eccentric Roadside.

It IS colorful, just as long as you count the many shades of "taupe."

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

Via Huffington Post.

Wait, *I'M* abusing my privilege to be wrong? Moi? But I know how to spell most words! And I know what "butt" means! I think I'm doing okay.

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20 Everyday Signs That Are Unintentionally Ironic

how to save paper
Via lolriot.com.

Step One: Cut out dozens of tiny pieces of paper for your sign, then throw out the rest of the unused sheets. 

Say it with us: Oh, the irony! Better luck next time, folks.