Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Word of the Week

Here's an interesting one for you meanies out there...

Schadenfreude [shahd-n-froi-duh]: noun
satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

It shames me to say that I have occasionally fallen prey to the sin of schadenfreude.  Better practice the pronunciation a bit on this one before you teach it to your kids.

"I tell you, Honey, I never thought I'd see the day when a son of mine would hit someone with a toy, then be so shamelessly full of schadenfreude about it."  (sigh comes here)

Paul's smirk of schadenfreude nearly betrayed his plot to feed his roommate the laxative 'vitamins'.

1 comment:

  1. Tis shame to me to say that once or twice I have fallen prey to the horrible condition of schadenfreude.