SCHADENFREUDE

 

Funny, I had not heard the word Schadenfreude until yesterday, when I heard it twice.

Schadenfreude (pronounced /ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/, German pronunciation: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏ̯də]) About this sound Audio (US) (help·info) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.[1] This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been calqued in Danish as skadefryd.

And of course, it is Simpsons with the best explanation:

In The Simpsons‘s episode "When Flanders Failed", Lisa explains to Homer what schadenfreude means, because he is feeling this with respect to Ned’s failing business. He later replies, "Those Germans have a word for everything!"[28]

And if you are not a fan of the Yankees, you must have been enjoying the trials around their new stadium. Unfortunately, too many people practice Schadenfreude.

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