The Right Word I
Sometimes, even the smallest and most ridiculous little language issues can annoy the living soul out of me. Thus, I aim to write some short blog entries where I try to feverishly pin down the differences between various words that are alike, in a way that makes it clear. This is the first one, where I try to break down the differences in the words chance, probability and risk. Check it out!
Good: The chance of seeing real life ninjas at the local coffee bar is, unfortunately, low
Neutral: There’s a probability that the amount of clouds in the sky today will be exactly 40
Bad: The risk of being eaten after punching a lion is considerably less if you are a robot
P.S.: If you’re feeling really geeky, you can also use verisimilitude.