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    "If it's irony you're aiming for, you might need to make it a bit clearer" - a comment from my English Lecturer noted on a coursework piece.

    Any suggestions on how to make the irony clearer in this snippet?

    "Societies range from the ridiculously sublime tiddlywinks club to the heated charms of the debating society; both of which have achieved a surprisingly high status among students."
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    your teacher is right, that doesnt sound very ironic.

    as for improving it, well im hopeless at english! im a physicist for gordon bennnet's sake!
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    (Original post by Surfing Hamster)
    "If it's irony you're aiming for, you might need to make it a bit clearer" - a comment from my English Lecturer noted on a coursework piece.

    Any suggestions on how to make the irony clearer in this snippet?

    "Societies range from the ridiculously sublime tiddlywinks club to the heated charms of the debating society; both of which have achieved a surprisingly high status among students."
    I find your avatar offensive. What if somebody did have epilepsy?
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    (Original post by chrisbphd)
    I find your avatar offensive. What if somebody did have epilepsy?
    Hmm..I see what you mean.

    Maybe I should make my font bigger for people with poor eyesight, and enhance the contrast?

    Get over it! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by chrisbphd)
    I find your avatar offensive. What if somebody did have epilepsy?
    Then the answer would be, 'yes'.

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    (Original post by Surfing Hamster)
    Societies range from the ridiculously sublime tiddlywinks club to the heated charms of the debating society; both of which have achieved a surprisingly high status among students."
    Societies range from the sublime yet enticing tiddlywinks club to the heated attraction of the debating society; both of which have achieved a high status among students that can only be described as "perplexing".
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    (Original post by Surfing Hamster)
    "If it's irony you're aiming for, you might need to make it a bit clearer" - a comment from my English Lecturer noted on a coursework piece.

    Any suggestions on how to make the irony clearer in this snippet?

    "Societies range from the ridiculously sublime tiddlywinks club to the heated charms of the debating society; both of which have achieved a surprisingly high status among students."
    *windblows tumble weed*

    don't see the irony at all

    maybe you should pick on something more obscure than debating.
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    (Original post by Surfing Hamster)
    "If it's irony you're aiming for, you might need to make it a bit clearer" - a comment from my English Lecturer noted on a coursework piece.

    Any suggestions on how to make the irony clearer in this snippet?

    "Societies range from the ridiculously sublime tiddlywinks club to the heated charms of the debating society; both of which have achieved a surprisingly high status among students."

    I don't know about making it more ironical but the "rediculously sublime tiddlywinks club bit doesn't flow very well.
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    A professional tiddlywinks player is called a winker, true fact. Hehehe it was on Big Brother I think...
 
 
 
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