Surfing the Web

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on June 4, 2010

Question(s)

Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs. Describe the irony of this cartoon.

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Answer(s)

You expect the man to try to get out of the ticket he’s being given for texting while driving by claiming he wasn’t actually doing so.  Instead, he uses the defense that he wasn’t texting, but surfing the web.  In the police officer’s view, it’s the same thing – typing into your phone while driving.