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Exactly! I could go on about this, but I really cannot fathom how what is presented above is not along the same lines as a great deal of European puddings (and I would also challenge anyone who thinks otherwise to take a really long and hard look at the origins and formulation of pudding).
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2012 on Vanilla Bean Pudding at The Amateur Gourmet
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A similar distinction exists in Greek; when somebody is making a wish for Luck to shine on somebody, so to speak, they say "Good luck!" ("Καλή τύχη!"), whereas it happens that they say "Good going/success!" ("Καλή επιτυχία!" - notice the root word "τύχη," luck) when there is a matter of success, the important bit here being that the word for success I mentioned (επιτυχία) is derived from επιτυγχάνω, the translation of which is, of course, "succeed." Επιτυγχάνω carries with it the notion that success is partly a matter of luck and not skill. Interestingly, τυγχάνω has the meaning of "happen" in the unexpected sense, that of "happening across something," for that matter, in some circumstances... As for "break a leg," the origin is still disputed, though the above two are the best-known candidates.
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