Definition of Sod's Law in English:

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Sod's Law

Pronunciation: /ˈsädz ˌlô/
Another name for Murphy's Law.
Example sentences
  • As Sod's Law would have it, he took a heavy fall on the flat at Roscommon eight months ago, the horse tripping on the bend coming round into the straight and leaving the trainer/jockey with two broken forearms.
  • As Sod's Law would have it, the first day of the easing of access sanctions coincided with a change in the weather.
  • But my favourite story is the one in which a team of scientists are investigating Sod's Law and observe that for one particular man, the toast never falls on the floor butter side down.

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