Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
So my little girl said "What does Ironic mean?" and I said just hang on and will Google it, because I thought, it will be easy just to read the definition, but Wikipedia was a little windy and I said hang on, let's google the lyrics of this song, and the words seems so sad...so I said hang on - let's watch this video. She really liked it, she said "Hey, she just ROCKS OUT!! " and I said "Yah! Cool eh!" Thanks Alana for helping me explain it so well. She might be a bit fuzzy on it still but she's only 8, but she definitely gets the gist of it.!!
A situation is often said to be ironic (situational irony) if the actions taken have an effect exactly opposite from what was intended.