Julius H. Comroe

Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful without looking for it. The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages. Julius H. Comroe once described serendipity as:
to look for a needle in a haystack and get out of it with the farmer’s daughter.

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  1. shinichi

    【語源】イギリスの作家ホレス・ウォルポール(Horace Walpole)が1754年の書簡で使った造語。次々に予期せぬ発見をする”The Three Princes of Serendip”というペルシャの童話から作ったもの。

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