“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, February 18, 2011

Corny Apolepsis

Someone pointed out in a comment that the word is quite close to “apoplectic”—and supposed that apoplectic irony would be Homer's Doh! Brilliant.

Here is an example of apoleptic irony from Superman II
. Our hero appears to have disarmed himself and is about to hand over the keys to the kingdom to General Zod...or is he?

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