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vr091073
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:52:38 AM
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Brenster
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:47:01 AM
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http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Schadenfreude+experiment

Even more info - the Schadenfreude Experiment.

TYSON
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:54:55 AM
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SHAMEFUL JOY.

I LEARNT THE WORD FROM THE SIMPSONS.
chetanrocks
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:51:29 AM
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vr091073 wrote:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Schadenfreude

An interesting term indeed!


Hey I love that word.. not for what it means but the way it sounds..
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:05:38 AM

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Have a look on an earlier thread here Looking for the right word. I think the closest translation to schadenfreude is glee.
MarySM
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 8:25:22 AM
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Schadenfreude- What a wonderful word! It’s perfect to describe a situation where “poetic justice” has been served. I also love the word serendipity, meaning that something turned out well by accident rather than by design.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:03:50 AM
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On reading this post I decided to look for other useful words to bamboozle friends in conversation. Here are a coiple you might like to try ay home.

German; Kummerspeck- literally 'grief bacon' or excess weight put on by emotional over-eating
German again; Buckpfeifengesicht- a face that cries out for a fist in it
Persian; Nakhur- a camel that won't give milk until her nostrils has been tickled
Pascuense (Easter Island)- Tingo- to borrow objects from a friend's house, one by one, until there's nothing left

The book is called 'The Meaning of Tingo' and would be a useful bathroom addition methinks.


Clement
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:10:50 AM
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Schadenfreude!

German (and French) are such precise languages.
capo403
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:48:33 AM
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I was excited about learning this word - its appearance and sound has a certain charm...

and then I read the definition. Not a good thing. Such disappointment!
oxymoron
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:53:16 AM
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pedro wrote:
On reading this post I decided to look for other useful words to bamboozle friends in conversation. Here are a coiple you might like to try ay home.

German; Kummerspeck- literally 'grief bacon' or excess weight put on by emotional over-eating
German again; Buckpfeifengesicht- a face that cries out for a fist in it
Persian; Nakhur- a camel that won't give milk until her nostrils has been tickled
Pascuense (Easter Island)- Tingo- to borrow objects from a friend's house, one by one, until there's nothing left

The book is called 'The Meaning of Tingo' and would be a useful bathroom addition methinks.



Pedro, simply fabulous, love the German. Danke.
Ellenrita
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:13:49 AM
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Wonderful word, no English equivalent. Damage+joy=schadenfreude
AnthA1G
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2010 1:03:58 AM

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How would you use this word in a sentence? Can someone give me some example, please? Pray
oxymoron
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2010 6:26:04 AM
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After many months having to kowtow to Mr. Dennis, her office superior's every whim, he was downgraded and replaced by Joan Rivers, who became a good work colleague, delicious schadenfreude, oozed from every pore on her body at the great news.
AnthA1G
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2010 8:12:02 AM

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oxymoron wrote:
After many months having to kowtow to Mr. Dennis, her office superior's every whim, he was downgraded and replaced by Joan Rivers, who became a good work colleague, delicious schadenfreude, oozed from every pore on her body at the great news.


Oxymoron, thank you, it couldn't be better! lol
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