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 Expect the unexpected (Posted on 2006-02-15)
The famous saying, 'expect the unexpected' is well known. However, can it be true?

 Submitted by Paddy Rating: 3.3636 (11 votes) Solution: (Hide) The solution depends on what you see unexpected and expected to mean. I define unexpected to mean something that you didn't expect. Dictionary.com's definitions can be found here and here, and these I agree with. It is therefore an impossibility to expect the unexpected, because if you expect an event, then it is expected, and other events are therefore unexpected. Let us say there are two events A and B. If you expect A to happen, B is unexpected, and A is expected. If you expect B to happen, then A is unexpected, and B is expected. Therefore, it is an impossibility to expect the unexpected. This happens in any amount of events, because expecting an event makes changes it from being unexpected to being expected. An arguement against this has been posted here although I disagree with it for reasons stated above!

 Subject Author Date Unexpected answer Math Man 2014-02-19 17:41:09 Expected answer Math Man 2014-02-19 17:39:47 yeah Chandra 2006-10-08 17:41:42 re: THE REAL SOLUTION!!!!!!!!! Amber Williams 2006-09-13 16:17:01 Nonexsistence Amber Williams 2006-09-13 16:10:35 Not Literal jonathan horvat 2006-08-10 22:18:04 No Subject alex 2006-08-05 03:18:04 It's easy. Peter 2006-07-03 22:52:48 re: THE REAL SOLUTION!!!!!!!!! Yosippavar 2006-06-28 22:57:11 THE REAL SOLUTION!!!!!!!!! Trevor 2006-06-28 02:03:41 answer Arghman 2006-06-02 00:42:22 unexpected Rachael 2006-05-18 09:35:26 re: unexpected? james 2006-05-14 00:26:04 unexpected? james 2006-04-24 09:12:15 possible answer matthew walker 2006-04-18 10:23:52 Expect someone else's unexpected. Joel 2006-04-18 01:00:50 solution Sarah 2006-04-06 03:14:46 re: logically Paddy 2006-02-28 06:15:18 my take on the subject artifex 2006-02-22 00:30:46 Solution goFish 2006-02-20 16:36:19 more thoughts on the subject Charlie 2006-02-20 14:07:28 expect... Tristan 2006-02-15 21:18:48 Unexpected Solution. Mindrod 2006-02-15 21:12:43 Is the Saw sharp? Dej Mar 2006-02-15 20:52:54 My View Vernon Lewis 2006-02-15 15:55:44 It is true Bob Smith 2006-02-15 15:44:02 Soviet Russia Hugo 2006-02-15 14:28:03 using definitions Wallace North 2006-02-15 14:11:13 sure it can iamkobe 2006-02-15 13:35:17 well... Jer 2006-02-15 12:34:43 re: logically Leming 2006-02-15 12:05:21 logically Wallace North 2006-02-15 10:20:32

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