There's a fine line between irony and coincidence, something that wasn't really clarified in Alanis Morisette's 1995 hit, "Ironic." A lot of the song's lyrics are referencing things that are unhappy coincidences and not really ironic circumstances.
So what's the difference? Well, in order for something to be ironic, it is when someone says something or something happens where the underlying meaning is the opposite of the literal meaning.
In order to further clarify, we'll take a look at some of these hilarious examples and go through each one to clarify if one is ironic or just a coincidence.
1. Total coincidence.
The muffin's called fruit explosion and there's fruit exploding out of it. It's a case of hyperbole being pretty darn true-to-life.