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From New Republic (November 2, 1992)
by Douglas Coupland
A Survey of Words That Can Only Be Used 100% Ironically.
Might Sammy have used this word to greet Dean Martin on a stage?
Might this word have been used by TV Guide to describe Marlo Thomas at some point during the run of "That Girl"?
Might I hear this word barked at a stranger from a Rancho Mirage golf cart?
Might I read this word on the box liner of a vhs cassette titled Teenage Panty Party?
Might Kraft use this word to describe one of their many fine dairy-related products? Could anyone under 35 say this word with a straight face?
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Bonus words: Words perilously close to becoming 100% ironic:
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