How does the cuil scale measure irony? So far the consensus seems to be that as you approach +∞‽ surreality increases (i.e. the events surrounding you have increasingly less to do with the reality of the action you took) and that as you approach -∞‽ hyperreality increases (i.e. the events occurring are increasingly a "perfect" response to the reality of the action you took).
But what about irony (in this case specifically, situational irony)? That is, how does the cuil scale account for events that are an "inverse" response to the action one takes, but are still inversely appropriate? For example, if we use the standard hamburger model, suppose that one asks for a hamburger and instead receives a salad. Not a great example, but you get what I mean.
I have two suggestion for dealing with irony within the cuil system:
1) Positive ‽s. Usually, these would be cuils between 0‽ and 1‽. That is, we interpret "ironic" events as simply a nonstandard (or surreal) reaction to the reality of one's action, albeit minorly nonstandard. In the hamburger/salad example, the cuil rating would be between 0‽ and 1‽. On the other hand, if the example is someone saying "I hope nothing surreal happens to me today" and then the epitome of all surreality occurs, this would rank very highly in the range of positive cuils. The major problem with this model is that it would only measure the severity, rather than the appropriateness, of an ironic event.
2) Imaginary cuil numbers that correspond to the appropriateness of an ironic event. This would be highly complex and I don't even want to think about how it would work. If someone else does, go right ahead.
Anyone wanting to develop these theories is free to do so.