Alanis Morissette has been hearing abouthow her hit '90s song "Ironic" doesn't have a hint of irony in it, and she's taken the criticism to heart. By writing an updated versionthat remains completely irony-free.
The singer stopped by "The Late Late Show" on Monday nightto sing an updated version of the song with host James Corden. It nods to the original with updatedreferences — instead of rain on your wedding day, it's swiping left on your soulmate— and adds other knowing anecdotesabout the trials of modern life.
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In case you were wondering, irony is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny." But even if Alanis isjust keeping the joke going, you can't help nodding along to the digs at air travel and Apple'sconstant iPhone updates. May as well laugh about it.