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Sod's law

Posted by ESC on August 02, 2000

In Reply to: Sods law posted by pat fitch on August 01, 2000

: who or what is sods law

SOD'S LAW - "inf. If anything can possibly go wrong with a test or experiment, it will. Originally applied to the natural sciences, the use of this law has been extended to cover day to day living and reads simply, 'If anything can possibly go wrong, it will,' to which has been added, 'and it will happen at the worst possible moment.'" The U.S. equivalent is "Murphy's Law." From "British English: A to Zed" by Norman W. Schur (Harper Perennial, New York, 1987).