Sod's Law


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Sod's Law

  (British humorous)
the way in which plans fail and bad things happen where there is any possibility of them doing so It's Sod's Law that on the one occasion when the train arrives on time, I'm late!
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Anyway, Murphy's Law or Sod's Law had nothing to do with my toast falling jam side down.
The formula, designed for Liverpool Victoria, challenges the long-held definition of Sod's Law that "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong", and uses Task Importance (Ti)' Inconvenience, and financial and emotional cost of task not going to plan (I)' Optimism - the tendency to think everything will work out fine (O)' Background Personal Stress Levels (Sb)' Extent of Planning (P)' and Memory - especially for things that worked out well.
Don't tempt Sod's Law by saying too much about your success," he says.
And is it Sod's Law that since agreeing to appear on the show I've put ON 10 pounds?
Niemi has gone home early and this kid has come in and had a great game and that's sod's law.
Maurice, 35, who owns Ralston Newsagents in Paisley, said: "I was panicking and thinking it would just be sod's law if I won.
Ballymac Pet, Dixies Air and Anfi Gem produced a cracking race when clashing in the first round of the Classic and Sod's Law dictated that the three meet again in tonight's second semi-final, where the Matt Dartnall-trained Ballymac Pet is taken to repeat last Saturday's game front-running success.
But I would rather have seen him score a few goals before Saturday, because it's pretty much Sod's law that his goal will come against me.
I'd be silly to let them go with our programme and it would be Sod's Law that you would loan them out and then get a couple of injuries.
Irons, whose side meet Morton in a Scottish Cup replay tomorrow, said: "It's Sod's Law.
A psychologist unveils a formula today to predict the likelihood of Sod's Law - but, thankfully, also reveals the key to avoiding its pitfalls.
Indeed, sod's law says it will go into extra time and I have got a gut feeling that this is what is going to happen ( after all, we have drawn our last two Premiership games against Leeds and Leicester.
Sod's law dictated that the problem pages contained the England game.
Viewing is slow away but goes up fast and is inclined middle, so it was Sod's Law that he drew the red jacket.
Sod's Law, Gregory Vignal comes in and he's injured after the first couple of games.