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Someone is so fat they cant bend down to pick up a bag of food that lies at their feet and then as a result end up dying of starvation

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  • I'm flagging this as off-topic ("no research / ELL"). Hi Tyler, it's important to look up a dictionary before you ask this kind of question here, as it will often provide the solution. Our Help Centre says "Be sure to mention the research you've done and what you're still hoping to learn!" For further guidance, see How to Ask and take the EL&U Tour :-) – Chappo Mar 23 at 4:59
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    Your example is also tasteless in the extreme, needlessly hurtful to people who struggle with their weight, and somewhat ridiculous from a medical point of view. It's also likely in breach of our Code of Conduct - I recommend you edit your post to use a different example. – Chappo Mar 23 at 5:02
  • I didnt mean to be rude or offend! After looking up the definition me and a friend of mine were still in disagreement on the example. – Tyler C Mar 23 at 5:36
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  • A better example is the old story of the donkey halfway between two sources of food, who starved because he couldn't decide which to go for first. – Kate Bunting Mar 23 at 8:59
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Sure, I think your example is ironic:

a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result

Source: Cambridge

Ironies can also be funny. In your case, one might think that a person who is hungry can pick up a bag of food on the floor and feed themselves. But in your story, the opposite happened: the fat person ended up dying of starvation. (This can be a kind of dark humor!)

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