Word: paradox, irony, conundrum.

As used in a news article I read: “HOW CAN REDMOND SECURITY BE TOO CHEAP WHEN IT SHOULD BE FREE?This is either a paradox, an irony or a conundrum — you decide.”

paradox – (logic) a statement that contradicts itself; “`I always lie’ is a paradox because if it is true it must be false.

irony – sarcasm: witty language used to convey insults or scorn; “irony is wasted on the stupid.”

conundrum – riddle: a difficult problem; a puzzling question.


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