Latest Irony Stories

2012-10-15 16:06:23

When we read a text, we hear a voice talking to us.

2010-09-14 23:25:31

New research findings from the Université de Montréal reveals that children as young as four are able to understand and use irony.

2008-12-13 14:44:45

Elton John was not defamed by a British newspaper that offered a satirical take of the rock singer, a High Court judge has ruled. High Court Justice Michael Tugendhat found that while The Guardian did offer a satirical column about the Crocodile Rock singer, the article did not amount to libel and the court's ruling was not subject to appeal, the newspaper reported Saturday. Marina Hyde's July literary offering, A peek at the diary of Sir Elton John, prompted the knighted British singer to...

2008-07-05 09:00:06

By CHRISTINA PATTERSON "Cultures," said an academic called Professor Ellis Cashmore on Radio 4 this week, "are no better or worse than each other." Indeed.

2005-05-24 07:45:00

Many of you don't go a day without dishing out several doses of sarcasm. But some brain-damaged people can't comprehend sarcasm, and Israeli researchers think it's because a specific brain region has gone dark.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.