转贴:墨菲定律


Murphy's Law



“墨菲法则”、“派金森定理”和“彼德原理”并称为二十世纪西方文化中最杰出的三大发现。它源于1949年,一名叫墨菲的美国空军上尉工程师发现:假定你把一片干面包掉在地毯上,这片面包的两面均可能着地。但假定你把一片一面涂有一层果酱的面包掉在地毯上,常常是带有果酱的一面落在地毯上(麻烦)。换一种说法:如果某件事有可能变坏的话,这种可能就会成为现实。这就是墨菲法则。它的适用范围非常广泛,它揭示的了一种独特的社会及自然现象。它的极端表述是:如果坏事有可能发生,不管这种可能性有多小,它总会发生,并造成最大可能的破坏。

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墨菲法则 一

If anything can go wrong, it will.
如果事情还能更糟的话,它会的。

In nature, nothing is ever right. Therefore,if everything is going right...something is wrong.
在现实生活中,没有什么事情是永远正确的。所以,如果每件事都在朝好的方向发展……一定出问题了。

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
愚蠢是不可避免的,因为愚蠢太富有创造力了。

Nothing is as easy as it looks.
没什么事情像看上去一样简单。

Everything takes longer than you think.
每件事总比你估计的要多花点时间。

Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.
每当你准备做什么的时候,总有些别的事你得先做了。

Every solution breeds new problems.
每个解决办法都会衍生出新的问题。

The legibility of a copy is inversely proportional to its importance.
文件的可读性和它的重要性是成反比的。

The chance of the buttered side of the bread falling face down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
面包往下掉的时候,抹了白脱一面冲下的概率和地毯的价值成正比。

You will always find something in the last place you look.
东西总是在你最后去找的地方被发现。
 
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墨菲法则 二

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
听之任之的话,事情一般不会向好的方向发展。

After you bought a replacement for something you've lost and searched for everywhere, you'll find the original.
在你丢了东西到处找不到并买了新的后,你就会找回原来丢了的那样。

The other line always moves faster.
你旁边的车道总是比你这条走得快些。

When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly.
每次演示给修理工看电器如何不正常运作时,它都干得挺好。

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.
建立一个连傻瓜都会用的系统的话,一般只有傻瓜才会去用。

Everyone has a scheme for getting rich that will not work.
每个人都有套没法运作的致富计划。

In any hierarchy, each individual rises to his own level of incompetence, and then remains there.
在任何等级制度中,每个独立个体都会迁升到力所不能及的职务,然后就呆在那儿了。

The better you know the amount of ill luck that will strike you, the worse you know when this will happen.
你越清楚厄运的危害,你越不知道它什么时候降临。

Your best golf shots always occur when playing alone.
你最好的分数一定是你一个人玩的时候得到的。

He who angers you controls you, there-fore you have no control over your anger.
都是那些让你愤怒的人控制你,所以你没法控制你的愤怒。

No matter how hard you try, you cannot push a string.
不管你怎么努力,你不能推一根绳子。

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墨菲法则 三

Murphy's Law Current Revision:
Any thing that can go wrong, HAS Already Gone Wrong!
You just haven't been notified.
墨菲法则现代版:
如果事情还能更糟的话,它已经有那么糟了,只是你没发觉罢了。

All good things come to those who wait...
But , don't wait too long or they will pass you by...
Like 2 ships that pass in the night...
Never again to return that same exact site.
好事情总是为等待它们的人来临,但是,不要等太久,它们会擦肩而过,就像两艘夜航的船,再也回不到本可以相逢的那个刹那。

No degree of acceptance can ever change the facts.
没有任何限度的接受可以改变现实。

Beauty is only skin deep, fashion even shallower.
如果美貌是肤浅的话,时髦连汗毛都没沾上。

A person without values or standards can never be a hypocrite.
一个没有价值观和做人标准的人是不可能成为伪君子的。

Don't let go of something until you have a hold of something else.
不管是西瓜还是芝麻,没捡到前别把手里的扔了。

It takes forever to learn the rules and once you've learned them they change again.
规则不容易掌握,一旦掌握了,规则又变了。

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, the pessimist fears this is true.
乐观主义者声称相比前生和来世,我们生活的世界是最好的,悲观主义者就怕这是真的。

You will find an easy way to do it, after you've finished doing it.
你总能找出一个更便捷的方法,在你已经做完这件事以后。

The wind will always blow opposite to your hairdo.
风永远不顺着你的发型吹。

Window polishing: It's always on the other side.
擦窗法则:不干净的老是在另一面。

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墨菲法则 四

Anyone who isn't paranoid simply isn't paying attention.
没有得妄想症的人普遍注意力不集中。

Whenever you cut your finger nails, you find a need for them an hour later.
每次剪了指甲后没多久,就有用得着它们的地方。

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
对一个不需要自己来做的人来说,没有什么是不可能的。

Probabilities serve only and exclusively to determine the degree of improbability of the catastrophes that actually take place.
概率,也只有概率,是用来解释为什么不大可能发生的灾难发生了。

Two wrongs don't make a right. It usually takes three or four.
错错不会得对,一般要错上个三四次才行。

If the truth is in you* **vor no one will believe you.
如果真莫道不消魂相对你有利,没人会信你。

The difference between Stupidity and Genius is that Genius has its limits.
天才和愚蠢的区别是天才有它的局限性。

Those who don't take decisions never make mistakes.
不做决定的人是不会犯错的。

Murphy's Metalaw:
Knowing Murphy's Law will never help.
墨菲星际法则:知道墨菲法则不会带来任何帮助。

Everything that could possibly go wrong for anyone else always seems to happen to you.
那些谁碰上都倒霉的事儿老是在你身上应验。

The person ahead of you in the queue, will have the most complex transaction possible.
排在你前面的人总是有最复杂的手续要办。
     




 
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