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. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    6,849 views
  2. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    13,943 views
  3. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    16,566 views
  4. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    148,203 views
  5. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    73,461 views
  6. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,158 views
  7. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    39,550 views
  8. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    56,234 views
  9. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    28,539 views
  10. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,171 views
  11. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,147 views
  12. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,764 views
  13. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    32,765 views
  14. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    50,478 views
  15. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    30,294 views
  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    44,947 views
  17. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    21,132 views
  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    46,773 views
  19. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    38,217 views
  20. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    45,271 views
  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    28,839 views
  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    72,444 views
  23. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    23,446 views
  24. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,663 views

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    6,849 views
  2. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    13,943 views
  3. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    16,566 views
  4. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    148,203 views
  5. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    73,461 views
  6. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,158 views
  7. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    39,550 views
  8. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    56,234 views
  9. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    28,539 views
  10. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,171 views
  11. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,147 views
  12. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,764 views
  13. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    32,765 views
  14. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    50,478 views
  15. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    30,294 views
  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    44,947 views
  17. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    21,132 views
  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    46,773 views
  19. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    38,217 views
  20. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    45,271 views
  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    28,839 views
  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    72,444 views
  23. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    23,446 views
  24. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,663 views