Loading the player...

What 'Ironic' Really Means

'Rain on your wedding day' and other disputed usages.
Featuring: Kory Stamper

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. Lay vs. Lie

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    61,667 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    61,866 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    182,014 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    176,437 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    96,708 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    129,960 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    41,147 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    201,763 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    112,840 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    147,598 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    74,123 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    113,760 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    48,647 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    153,300 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    62,228 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    424,557 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    128,441 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    87,809 views
  19. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    57,273 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    74,086 views
  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    31,212 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    73,956 views
  23. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    49,995 views
  24. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    62,942 views
  25. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    52,802 views
  26. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    101,846 views
  27. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    42,974 views
  28. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    134,525 views

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. Lay vs. Lie

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    61,667 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    61,866 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    182,014 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    176,437 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    96,708 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    129,960 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    41,147 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    201,763 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    112,840 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    147,598 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    74,123 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    113,760 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    48,647 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    153,300 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    62,228 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    424,557 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    128,441 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    87,809 views
  19. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    57,273 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    74,086 views
  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    31,212 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    73,956 views
  23. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    49,995 views
  24. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    62,942 views
  25. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    52,802 views
  26. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    101,846 views
  27. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    42,974 views
  28. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    134,525 views