VIDEO: 'It Really Is Ironic' fixes what Alanis Morissette got wrong

Since its 1996 release, plenty of grammarians have pointed out that Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" doesn't exactly meet the standards for what is ironic -- most of the scenarios are not, in fact, ironic in the truest sense of the word -- but only two sisters have had the guts to come out and correct the song for factual accuracy.

24-year-old Rachel and Eliza Hurwitz, who are actually two-thirds of a set of triplets, said they were surprised and flattered by the response to the video, which has been viewed over 430,000 times since it was posted last week, telling today that they "were hoping it would get a thousand views."

The song has been lampooned for years, often cropping up as an example of how not to use irony. However, this video seems to scratch an itch that nostalgic 90s music fans have been bothered by for years. Its concrete examples really drive the point home -- the point, of course, that a song called "Ironic," which is ostensibly about irony, does not actually contain any ironic scenarios.


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