No irony allowed

Ronagh & Souder in “The ethics of ironic science

We adopt the concept of irony from the fields of literary and rhetorical criticism to detect, characterize, and analyze the interpretations in the more than 60 published research papers that cite an instance of ironic science. We find a variety of interpretations: some citing authors interpret the research as valid and accept it, some contradict or reject it, and some acknowledge its ironic nature.

bonus example 61 “Effect on human longevity of added dietary chocolate