This is a little distinction that most people fuck up. “Oh man, I can’t believe that happened. That’s soooo ironic,” I’m sure you’ve said at least once before , probably incorrectly. To find what the word means lets look at a dictionary. Irony:
need to stop saying the word in that kind of context.
What else, oh yeah you oughta know that the Alanis Morrisette song contains no ironic things, which has been discussed ad nauseam on the internets. Whether that itself is ironic is another discussion, but if you want examples of anti-irony then that’s your go-to song.
So what is ironic? As the definition dictates it’s when a situation ends in an unexpected way or the opposite of how you’d think it would have gone. Got run over by an ambulance? There you go. Legless guy wins your local 5k? Ironic (although technology is taking irony out of their favor). Sarcasm seems to be ironic by its very nature, so if you’re sarcastic (which I’m sure you are, since everyone’s just sooo sarcastic) then rejoice, you’re probably being ironic.
Now that you’ve read this stop being an idiot and confusing this distinction.
Hope it helped!