25 October 2010

Irony: too little or too much

John Kerry, who served in
Vietnam 

Psychologists first diagnosed Hypo-ironia in 1967. Before then, society often cast out the irony-challenged, referring to them by such derogatory names as "sourpuss" and "stick in the mud." It afflicts five percent of the population, but has been known to disproportionately affect members of the National Organization of Women. Past sufferers of hypo-ironia include Alan Keyes, Tom Tancredo, John Kerry, Jackson Browne, and Noam Chomsky. And others lower down on the pay grade scale.


I'm not sure where this paragraph came from. I found it as a draft article deep in my list of old blogs. I would guess there is another irony disorder, which I think I suffer from, in other words, seeing or hearing irony where it was not meant at all, a sort of Hyper-ironia.

1 comment:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Ken and Carol,

Greetings and good wishes.

This is something I am not aware of.A new thing I have learnt from this post. It looks like as we get older we are subject to so many difficulties which we are not prepared for.I suppose the best thing one can do is to grin and bear it.

Wish you both all the best,
Joseph

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