A while ago our children had a fancy dress birthday party. One of their friends turned up dressed as a stuffed olive. I was rather sorry for her. It's a classic fancy dress party mistake - don't wear an encumbering costume. It might have looked good in your mind, but you'll have a miserable evening.
But, no. I was wrong, apparently. It was ironic. She knew it was the wrong thing to do, but did it in homage to the movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging:
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While I was impressed with the thinking that could produce an ironic fancy dress costume, I couldn't help feeling that being ironic might have looked good in her mind... but she still ended up in a large olive costume. Hmm.
Incidentally, only part of the title of this post isn't true. I'm not being ironic.