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Old 2020-10-25, 15:27   #568
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Originally Posted by kriesel View Post
What Would Bierce's Devil's Dictionary say? Perhaps something like:
Luck: that name given to certain outcomes coincident with a blend of ignorance of statistical variation and superstition. It has the virtue of being brief.

Chance: acknowledgement of statistical variation, without the baggage of superstition that luck has.
(Intended as all in good fun. doesn't include chance or luck)
Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, does, however, include the following:

PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result.
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