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      04-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by stickypaws View Post
ironic
adjective
1 Edward's tone was ironic: sarcastic, sardonic, cynical, mocking, satirical, caustic, wry. ANTONYMS sincere.
2 it's ironic that a former illiterate is now a successful writer: paradoxical, incongruous. ANTONYMS logical.

It was my post, and I know what I was doing. And grade school kids have no chance against me.

Now go away. Thank you.
Ironic != sarcsastic. As I said, it was ironic that the person complaining about grammar used improper grammar. You pointed out that irony. You did not mock him. Sarcasm can involve irony, but it does not always. Likewise, irony is not always sarcastic.

“Irony must not be confused with sarcasm, which is direct: sarcasm means precisely what it says, but in a sharp, caustic, ... manner." - Eric Partridge (Lexographer)

I'll ignore the personal attacks, an example of an ad hominem logical fallacy.