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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. http://www.thedevilsdictionary.com/c.html 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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