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irony
used in Fast Food Nation

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situational irony
Definition
when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things are together that seem like they don't belong together — especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
  • The great irony, of course, is that Disney's suburban, corporate world of Tomorrow would soon become the Anaheim of Today.
    p. 39.9
  • One of the ironies of America's fast food industry is that a business so dedicated to conformity was founded by iconoclasts and self-made men, by entrepreneurs willing to defy conventional opinion.
    p. 5.9

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  • The flavorists with whom I spoke were charming, cosmopolitan, and ironic.
    p. 127.7
  • Calling any of these flavors "natural" requires a flexible attitude toward the English language and a fair amount of irony.
    p. 127.4
  • In one of the morning's first speeches, an executive hailed the restaurant industry's record profits the previous year, adding without irony, "As if things weren't good enough, consumers also dropped all pretense of wanting healthy food."
    p. 237.7

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