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.


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.