Tell me the difference between irony and coincidental?

@LifeGuru (923)
Canada
September 29, 2011 2:01pm CST
I get the two mixed up, from what I heard... An example of irony would be you're so excited to go to the amusement park to try out the new awesome ride, but someone got severely injured and they have to remove that new attraction to cover the debts... An example of coincidental...You're walking around at the mall shopping for a gift for someone and they happened to be in the same store as you around the corner... n_n;; What's your examples of irony and coincidental?
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@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
29 Sep 11
Irony. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning. Coincidental. Occurring simultaneously. Example for irony .A person talking to another who is talking about about her when she is not present. "I wish the best, my friend" Meaning that she wish all the bad things that you can imagine to that person. Example of coincidental. There is a party and two friends that haven't see each other coincident in that party with the same kind of dress That was coincidental.