Good luck

Posted by 337 on March 19, 2002

In Reply to: Good luck posted by psi on March 19, 2002

: On the radio this morning the presenter was talking about an imminent sporting contest. I was only half awake and I didn't get any details, but I came to with a jolt when he said, "... and good luck to both sides".

: Does anyone else find this strange? They can't both win! Is it really supposed to mean, "May both teams perform to the best of their abilities and may the best team win"? If that is the case, where does luck come in?

: psi

I don't really find it strange luck does not necessarily determine who is the victor ( although to some it may play an important role). On the other hand wishing good luck could simply be a desire for safety as opposed to misfortune of those competing and have nothing to do with the outcome.