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Anyone have any ironic admission results...

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 04:50:37 PM »
In at W&L and UIUC with a bit of money. In at GW. Rejected by Gonzaga..wtf? Also rejected by American and George Mason. Also waitlisted at UVA plus rejected by GULC, Cornell and Vandy.

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Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 05:43:01 PM »
IN at Mich, GULC

OUT at BC
WL at Fordham, UIUC

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008, 05:44:01 PM »
IN at Stanfurd, Harvard, Columbia

Waitlisted at Penn, Chicago

Deferred at Cornell

Despite applying in October, no word from UCLA =(

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2008, 06:11:02 PM »
"Ironic" would be working hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, finally getting a letter that you got in, and then walking outside and getting mauled to death by a tiger that escaped from the local zoo.

No, that would be unfortunate, like everything in the song.  Ironic would be if John Stanford V, the great great great grandson of the founder of Stanford, didn't get into Stanford, when John Stanford Sr. founded the school so that his "sons and grandsons would only receive the finest education," as he used to say.  That story is totally made up, but that would be ironic.

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2008, 07:20:06 PM »
this thread makes me think YP is a lot more rampant than we think.

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2008, 08:17:03 PM »
"Ironic" would be working hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, finally getting a letter that you got in, and then walking outside and getting mauled to death by a tiger that escaped from the local zoo.

No, that would be unfortunate, like everything in the song.  Ironic would be if John Stanford V, the great great great grandson of the founder of Stanford, didn't get into Stanford, when John Stanford Sr. founded the school so that his "sons and grandsons would only receive the finest education," as he used to say.  That story is totally made up, but that would be ironic.

Right. Or, to modify ohthehugemanatee's example, it would be ironic if: You work hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, but then develop some kind of stress-related ulcer that gets so bad that you have to be hospitalized and can't attend law school in the fall. Irony is when the outcome of an action/ group of actions ends up being the opposite of what was intended/ expected. But the outcome has to be related to the action -- getting mauled to death by a tiger has nothing to do with the work you put in.

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2008, 08:43:40 PM »
"Ironic" would be working hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, finally getting a letter that you got in, and then walking outside and getting mauled to death by a tiger that escaped from the local zoo.

No, that would be unfortunate, like everything in the song.  Ironic would be if John Stanford V, the great great great grandson of the founder of Stanford, didn't get into Stanford, when John Stanford Sr. founded the school so that his "sons and grandsons would only receive the finest education," as he used to say.  That story is totally made up, but that would be ironic.

Right. Or, to modify ohthehugemanatee's example, it would be ironic if: You work hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, but then develop some kind of stress-related ulcer that gets so bad that you have to be hospitalized and can't attend law school in the fall. Irony is when the outcome of an action/ group of actions ends up being the opposite of what was intended/ expected. But the outcome has to be related to the action -- getting mauled to death by a tiger has nothing to do with the work you put in.

Thanks Webster!!

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2008, 08:53:32 PM »
Also, in the spirit of this thread:

I got into BC, but waitlisted at Hastings. Not as big of a gap as the ones mentioned here (which as Chris Rock suggested, is probably due to YP), but very annoying given that I won't be attending BC, and will be riding the Hastings waitlist 'til the end.

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Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2008, 09:25:26 PM »
These certainly seem like bizarre and contradictory results, but they're more Alanis Morissette ironic than actually ironic.

Right.  "Ironic" isn't getting into a school you shouldn't have and getting rejected from a school you should have gotten into.

"Ironic" would be working hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, finally getting a letter that you got in, and then walking outside and getting mauled to death by a tiger that escaped from the local zoo.

Actually, that might not be ironic either, just funny.


It would be ironic if you were trying to escape a lifetime of hard work trying to save the world's tigers by going to law school.

Re: Anyone have any ironic admission results...
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2008, 10:28:13 PM »
These certainly seem like bizarre and contradictory results, but they're more Alanis Morissette ironic than actually ironic.

Right.  "Ironic" isn't getting into a school you shouldn't have and getting rejected from a school you should have gotten into.

"Ironic" would be working hard through the whole admissions process to get into the school of your dreams, finally getting a letter that you got in, and then walking outside and getting mauled to death by a tiger that escaped from the local zoo.

Actually, that might not be ironic either, just funny.


It would be ironic if you were trying to escape a lifetime of hard work trying to save the world's tigers by going to law school.


hahaha...that was a perfect response. (ie. the part of the thread where I started laughing)