2.17.2009

Word of the day..

schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\, noun:
A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

Schadenfreude comes from the German, from Schaden, "damage" + Freude, "joy." It is often capitalized, as it is in German.

He died three years after me -- cancer too -- and at that time I was still naive enough to imagine that what the afterlife chiefly provided were unrivalled opportunities for unbeatable gloating, unbelievable schadenfreude.
-- Will Self, How The Dead Live

thanks dictionary.com.

And, one of my fave pics taken during my travels. This is at a monastery, in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.


♥ Callah

2 comments:

isavirtue said...

hmm...taking a page out of my...dictionary are we shoon?

♥ Callah said...

you were my inspiration. But i DO come across words whilst reading and look them up to expand my vocab. I figured it couldn't be a bad thing :P (except ok, I didn't find THIS word in a book but its cool and German!)