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ironeous

adjective; blending
Not being an acceptable use of the word irony or ironic. This is clearly a blend, but the formation has been designed so that this new word would resemble the word erroneous and therefore carry with it the connotations that the older word picked up over its long life. Like most blends, an attempt to parse into morphemes renders nonsense. Probable reason used: Clever wordplay to mock those whom the speaker perceives as not having very refined English skills.
 
His use of the word irony was ironeous.
Etymology : Blend formed from irony and erroneous
Source : former roommate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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