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Have you heard about Murphy’s Law? – Lobsang Nima

 

Please don’t have a pre-conceived notion and attitude about what is being written as a supposed ‘wacky’ title above. Now Murphy’s Law in the English language is defined as, if something bad/wrong is going to happen, it will. This concept of accepting what is going to happen will happen no matter what.

Have you had one of those days, weeks, months, years where no matter what you do, nothing seems to go right.  People consider they are cursed or are considered to be pessimistic. What if there was a “law” to explain such a state? This is what is called the ‘Murphy’s Law’ in English language.

Yep, this is what we call Murphy’s Law.Basically, Murphy’s Law means that if something can go wrong, it will.  What a slogan for a pessimist! The origins of Murphy’s Law are stories came from Edwards Air-Force Base in 1949. An Air-force Engineer by the name of Capt. Edward A. Murphy worked on a project designed to how much sudden acceleration a person can stand in a crash. One of his technicians had wired an electrical part wrong, and he became upset with the technician and said: “If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it.

Some examples to use Murphy’s Law are in situations like;

  1. No such luck

This idiom is used to express hopelessness that something has not happened or probably won’t happen.

  1. The luck of the draw

When we use the phrase luck of the draw a person is saying that things and events happen because one person is lucky or unlucky.

  1. As luck would have it

This is used to suggest that something has happened as the result of chance and luck, usually in a negative context.

  1. Have a run of bad luck

We use this to describe a situation where a person experiences several experiences of bad luck and failure.

  1. Bread will always fall jelly side down

This is a phrase use to describe pessimistic beliefs about life events.

  1. When it rains’ it pours

Someone might use this to describe a series of misfortunes of difficult situations that come one right after another.

Well guys, I hope you learned something new or did you already know about this. Thanks for dropping by…

(The writer blogs at lobzangn.blogspot.com)

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