5.29.2008

A Word from the English Major

Yep. Another word. Literally.

A delicious, melodic, nuanced word. One I love to use, but often can't remember how to spell. Dammit.

Schadenfreude (SHOD-n-froy-duh)

noun: a malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others

Fun Fact: Schadenfreude comes from the German, from Schaden, "damage" + Freude, "joy." It is often capitalized, as it is in German.

Isn't this more elegant and eloquent than "Karma's a bitch. HAHAHAH!"

Well, I think so anyway.

And now I'm going to go around looking for opportunities to use this.

You've been warned.

3 comments:

April said...

Okay, don't post the other comment. You've already said yes! (Sorry, I'm bleary-eyed today.)

Anywho...the song "Schadenfreude" from Avenue Q has the spelling at the end of it. And I still always have to check!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love that word. It's e-vil.... mwahahahahaha!

CableGirl said...

GREAT word. Love it.