One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Appearing to parody one's usual behaviour or speech, especially inadvertently.‘pathetic, self-parodying former beauty queens propped up by surgery and cosmetics’
- ‘From time to time, one reads articles that are almost self-parodying, about the anguish parents feel when picking schools for their children.’
- ‘It also suggests that the piece is intended principally as a self-parodying comment on celebrity, and if so then it succeeds.’
- ‘It's sad to see a once-proud political party turn itself into a self-parodying, humorless whiner.’
- ‘AOL itself acknowledges the onslaught in a current, self-parodying ad.’
- ‘It would also be a somewhat laboured extension of a self-parodying comic persona of which I am becoming increasingly weary.’
- ‘The reaction to this extreme seriousness of purpose is often expressed in ironic, humorous, and self-parodying works.’
- ‘Sometimes the response to the book has had a vaguely comic or self-parodying quality.’
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