Taking into account Kelly B's comment on tense, no I wouldn't. I would say that each expression is probably as uncommon as the other. They are not the kind of expression that most of us use frequently. So the choice is likely to be entirely one of style and how you feel on the day. I say you, because I can't imagine ever wanting to say this myselfStephanagreg said:Would you say there is a significant difference in meaning between "Irony had it that (etc.)" and "As irony would have it, (etc.)"
Would you say that each expression is as common as the other?