July 7, 2006

bad things happen in threes

Posted in Idioms at 9:44 am by Feng

bad things happen in threes — why three? No one knows. That is just the way how things work [wiki]

In a movie, a guy complained about his bad luck — he lost his job, found his girlfriend cheating on him and got mugged on the street. “Had Bad things happen in threes,” he grumbled.

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2 Comments »

  1. Ben said,

    First of all, there is one typo.
    “Had things happen in threes,” he grumbled.
    should be
    “BBBBBad things happen in threes,” he grumbled.

    Second, it looks like a Chinese saying: Good things never come with each other, while bad things always come with couple.

  2. Feng said,

    oops, it evades the spell check. thanks for pointing out.


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