To see details on the word
Murphy’s Law
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Murphy’s Law


So let’s freely acknowledge that Murphy’s Law plays a role in the aid world.
Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  Satirical Law:  Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
Notes:
There are many variations used for the "law"; e.g., "If anything can go wrong, it will, and usually at the most inopportune moment."

The "law" is ascribed to Edward A. Murphy, Jr. (1918-1990), an American aerospace engineer who worked on safety-critical systems .
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
Samples:
  • So let’s freely acknowledge that Murphy’s Law plays a role in the aid world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   Murphy’s Law [9] , Parkinson’s Law [9]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Engineering, Personal Finance, Sports
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading