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06/24/2013 07:56 am ET Updated Aug 24, 2013

O, Dystopic Irony: A Few Of The Most Misused Literary Terms - Flavorwire

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At Salon this week, Morten Høi Jensen argues that "Big Brother" is a less apt Orwellian concept for our times than "the relationship between politics and the English language." Perhaps so. Though this is a case of misplaced cultural emphasis more than a misunderstanding of a term, it still sparked a question -- what about the literary terms we so frequently misuse? Certainly those shoes in the window are not Kafkaesque, as their tag claims.

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