Posted by Smokey Stover on April 20, 2006
In Reply to: Death by irony posted by Vivian on April 19, 2006
: What`s the meaning of " death by irony "
Interesting query. After trying to suck some hard information out of the sites cited by Google, I have concluded that the meaning is just: an ironic death. The phrase has become popular lately, among bloggers, at any rate, and many seem to be aware that Lara Croft says, in the videogame "Tomb Raider: Legend," "Death by irony is always painful." There's a certain amount of commentary available which suggests that the writer of the script wanted to have Lara mouth sardonic comments on matters of life and death in the manner of James Bond.
There are any number of ways of death which could be called ironic. For example, in the movie Panic Room, the terrified mother locks herself and her daughter into the "panic room" for protection against the home invaders looking for the money they know is in the house. Ironically, the money is in the "panic room," and the robbers are going to get it.
If you peruse the Google citations you'll find other examples of ironic death. Death by irony? No such thing, but it's a clever form of words. SS