A reaction to 'lad' culture, the post-ironic lad (also known as the post-lad) is a parody of the stereotypical English lad. To this end post-ironic lads still partake in activities such as hanging around in packs, drinking heavily, watching soccer and attempting to kill each other afterwards as well as enjoying pictures of bare naked women while singing inane and tuneless songs all too loudly, the difference being that they do so ironically.
On first inspection it may seem that there is no difference between the lad and the post-ironic lad, however on closer inspection it becomes clear that post-ironic lad banter is generally more witty than lad banter and in the pursuit of greater irony is often more extreme. Additionally the average post-ironic lad is generally younger than the average lad and most importantly treats the 'lash' as a true way of life.
Post-ironic lad - "If you aren't drunk in 5 seconds, I'm going to punch in the face!"
Post-ironic lad No.1 - "Hey lad, smash up that wardrobe there with the shovel" Post-ironic lad No.2 then proceeds to smash a wardrobe to pieces with a shovel 'ironically'.
An unintentional response to Gen X's use of sarcasm, a post-ironic comment is one which the speaker actually says what they feel, but with a sarcastic tone. A post-ironic comment is usually accompanied with a wink or some other motion to make the listener feel that the speaker is joking, even though they're not.
Dan and Judy are laughing.
Judy looks at the clock and says, "Oh, I'm so sorry, Dan. I have to run, I forgot that I'm meeting up with Toby right now."
Dan says, "That's not cool. I'll never look at you the same," and laughs.
Judy asks, "Were you being post-ironic?"
Dan says, "Of course not," and laughs again.
adj. Term used to indicate a hipster connection to a nostalgic item. Also used by pop-culture elitists to determine an item as 'passe' in the hipster subculture, but can be still discussed in a sarcastic sense-literally, post-ironic.
Assoc. with post-post-ironic, post-post-post-ironic, etc. (usually, each additional prefix represents an additional level of separation from coolness).
"When I saw a picture of Justin Timberlake wearing a trucker hat, I was wondering if he was being post-ironic or if he actually thought it was cool."
"Enid's outfit was the epitome of subculture Elite, complete with a post-ironic plastic Best Friends necklace from 1995."
adjective: meaning "after irony". Modern style of art or fashion that follows a phase that was ironic. Being sincere or earnest as opposed to flippant and sarcastic.
Lucky, a graphic novel
by Gabrielle Bell:
"Lucky" is also a startling achievement: a coming-of-age tale -- from hipster Williamsburg, no less -- told without a whisper of irony."
quote is from article:
Coming of age in a post-ironic black-and-white world
By Matthew Shaer, Globe Correspondent November 25, 2006
A term generally used by extreme douchebags to make themselves sound smarter.
Either your email is serious and you're overlooking the fact that this bluster is in a spirit of fun or it is so cleverly and subtly post-ironic that I'm overlooking your joke.
adjective: When one's ironic appreciation of something becomes genuine, usually due to either prolonged exposure or the enjoyment derived from how amusingly terrible it is.
At first, I thought Pitchfork's inclusion of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" at #21 on their top 500 tracks of the 2000s list was just hipster irony... But now real hipsters post-ironically recognise it for the great song it is, go figure.
adj. 1) Used to describe when someones exaggerated stereotypical behavior, that they themselves actually neither are a part of nor actually like/agree with, imitates that of a lifestyle, trend, or social category liked by other people somewhere. 2) This can be when a person is making an attempt to be ironic or to make fun of a specific group, by pretending to be one of them, with out making it obvious to the common passer-by that they do not think what they are listening to, wearing, doing and/or saying, is actually 'cool'.more...
-Usually done with at least a somewhat malicious intent.
-this is usually used to describe long term behavior.
-this person must actually belong to a different social group than they are post pseudo portraying.
-in some cases this person may have previously been a member of the social group they are now post pseudo'ing, and then went through a period of being over it, before cycling back again with post pseudo intentions.
-if someone post pseudos for too long they are at risk of suddenly or gradually realizing they can no longer tell if whether they think what they're doin...