‘simulated ignorance’



noun (pl. ironies) 1 the expression of meaning through the use of language which normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous effect. 2 a state of affairs that appears perversely contrary to what one expects.

— ORIGIN Greek eironeia ‘simulated ignorance’.

(Compact Oxford English Dictionary)

1. Receiving the exhalted honor of being Feedster's Feed of the Day and not posting that day.

2. Google forcing users to run IE in order to install Picasa when they endorse and officially partner with Firefox.

3. Disliking IE so stubbornly that one would prefer to load the picture in a blog post to give it an online host rather than taint one's computer by downloading IE. (---deep breath----
tragic as well as ironic if this elaborate ploy doesn't allow me to place the tag in the sidebar.)