'Ironic' is often used to mean an unusual coincidence rather than its true meaning which is closer to sarcastic. That being said, is there a word that would be a good replacement for what many people seem to think it means?
I'd say something about the matter, but I think I'll let George Carlin say it instead because he's more eloquent:
Ironically, the word you're looking for is ironic, which according to Webster's means
Sarcasm is "the use of irony to mock or convey contempt," but it is not precisely the same thing.
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