One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A humorous aphorism which maintains that most of any body of published material, knowledge, etc., or (more generally) of everything is worthless: based on a statement by Sturgeon, usually later cited as ‘90 per cent of everything is crap’.
1960s. From the genitive of the name of Theodore H. Sturgeon, U.S. science fiction writer + law.
Sturgeon's Law/ˌstəːdʒ(ə)nz ˈlɔː/
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