"It's Finally Ironic" Viral Video Corrects Alanis Morissette's Infamous Error

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Since 1996, Alanis Morissette's signature tune "Ironic" has plagued English teachers by not linguistically fulfilling its titular promise. At long last, we've got a rewrite.

Two funny YouTubers Rachael and Eliza Hurwitz have altered Morissette's lyrics—where the situations described are, in fact, coincidental—in their video "It's Finally Ironic."

Alanis' Lyric: An old man turned 98/He won the lottery/And died the next day.

Hurwitz' Lyric: An old man turned 98/He won the lottery/And died the next day from a severe paper cut from his lottery ticket.

And so forth. What's more? Their video is a visual homage to Morissette's original video, in which multiple versions of herself get super weird in a car.

We can say we adore this video, without a hint of irony.

 

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