Something that one might mistake for irony, but is actually not. Typically, a predictable worst-case scenario come to fruition. Named after Alanis Morrissette, who's song "Ironic" uses examples of "irony" that are not ironic -- e.g. rain on your wedding day.
Wow 10,000 spoons and all you need is a knife? That's ironic! No it's not -- it's alanic.