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The Public Ineffectual

For entertainment purposes only.

Friday, March 04, 2005


If you speak another language, you know there are words in other languages that have no equal in english. A lot of those words enter the english languge for that very reason and I thinkSchaedenfreude is one of the very best. If it were a gift, I would want it for my birthday.

It roughly means "to take pleasure in another's misfortune". For a fine illustration of this curious emotion in action, click on the link above.


At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Patrick said...

That can't be real! Insanely hilarious though :-D

At 7:36 AM, Blogger anninator said...

Wow what a demoincal laugh that guy's got...

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Nagl said...

True, it does have a certain je ne sais quoi.

At 2:51 AM, Blogger pet said...

The word is Schadenfreude :))

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Oblivia said...

Thanks Pet.

What's really funny is that if you look at the domain, it's just some company with a miniscule web presence. Really just a company card online. They probably have no idea that this is on their server.


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