Turning Up the TV

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 9, 2012

Question(s)

Editorial cartoonists often use humor to make light of issues that aggravate people.  One of the types of humor they use is irony.  Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs.  Describe the irony in this cartoon.

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Cartoon by Steve Kelley.
























Answer(s)

Knowing that bad language is sometimes used on TV, you expect the mother to turn down the TV volume or change the channel so the kids don’t hear it.  Instead, she turns up the TV volume so the kids don’t hear the language their father is using, frustrated by his income tax forms.